Today is the 7th anniversary of 7/7 – the day that changed the lives of many Londoners for ever.
7th July 2005 was the day when 4 separate bombs led to 52 deaths and over 700 injured.
The bombings came a day after London was awarded the 2012 Olympics – and here we are today, less than 3 weeks away from London’s biggest event ever.
I can already feel the excitement really building in my home City – and one thing Londoners do well is to party and arrange global events as witnessed by the recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. We are ready to party big time!
It’s incredible how quickly the years have gone by.
The key question for me is what’s really changed for us since then and if we have learnt our lessons from 7/7?
Surprisingly, I have seen very few references to the 7th anniversary of 7/7 – and perhaps here in London, we are all just focussing on the forthcoming Olympics.
For me, despite all pain and anguish, 7/7 offered us a lot of hope – and this is what I wrote 5 years ago about hope from the heartbreak of 7/7.
What we need today is more people who have a vision for a better world – and they are doing something about it.
What we need is to be THE change we want to see in the world. Before it’s too late.
Positive change in the world begins with me and you.
“My vision is that one day generations of children to come will ask their parents if something called “war” ever existed. They will wonder if people really did blow each other up in cold blood, and how humans ever let that happen in the first place. They will also ask if children really died due to a lack of food.” – Arvind Devalia
What’s YOUR vision for the world?
When will you begin to manifest it?
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
To help you create your own vision for your life and the world and be the change, I have searched through the 550+ articles on my blog and have chosen my 7 Top posts for the 7th anniversary of 7/7.
These articles have been inspired by some of the most inspirational people the world has ever known – Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Dr Martin Luther King, John Lennon and others.
These articles will fill you with hope, inspiration and a desire to change the world for the better in your own way.
I invite you to read through these articles, share them, bookmark them and return to read them again and again.
These are the 7 most appropriate articles for a day like today.
As the last article above says, what the world needs is more dreamers like me and you.
Are you a dreamer? And do you have a dream for creating a better world? If so, then share your own vision in the comments below.
And begin to work on that dream TODAY.
Talking about making the world a better place and being the change, I am so pleased and excited to announce this online FREE happiness summit by my friend Andrea Bell which begins next week.
As Andrea says – “This summit has a beautiful group of bloggers with heart-centred messages that should be heard by others”.
I am honoured to have been invited by Andrea to take part in her summit and to be considered a blogger with a heart-centred message.
Andrea’s summit has amazing interviews offering awesome content – my featured interview is on the theme of living a life of contribution and giving as a way of becoming happier.
Please do sign up and spread the word so that the whole world can benefit from this summit. I truly believe that the more people can benefit from this summit, the better the world will be.
The goal is to make the world a happier place by sharing all the summit messages.
You can attend this free summit from anywhere in the world. It’s an online event, so you can access the interviews with the experts and bloggers through a free Internet webcast. All you need is a computer. It’s that simple!
Even if you miss a live session, recordings will be available.
The event starts on July 16, 2012 and runs through to July 27, 2012.
Also, did I say it was all free?
I look forward to seeing you all at the summit.