Too painful. Simply too painful. Tears flow freely like a stream as I read & watch through the news on flight MH17. But I know my pain is nothing like the pain of those who have lost their loved ones in this unexpected tragedy. Barely 4 months after the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, we are hit again by this devastating news. What makes it even difficult to bear is the fact that it is shot down by a missile. Such inhumane act that I am lost for words.
298 lives lost just like that in which 80 of them are innocent children. Most looking forward to coming home after many years being overseas. Some looking forward to an exciting holiday. Some are just doing their job. And suddenly their lives are taken away, forever. Simply heartbreaking. My heart & prayers goes out to their families & friends who are in mourning.
Life is too short & fragile to wait.
It could be any one of us on the plane. It could be any of our loved ones. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. Every morning, wake up & be grateful that you are still alive cause it means God is giving you another chance to live another day. Go pursue your dreams or goals, spend more time with people you treasure dearly, appreciate everything in life & live life with no regrets. Time waits for no one. You could be here today. You could be gone tomorrow. It's all in God's hands.
Don't just focus on the bad. See the good in others too.
Yes, it is very unfortunate for MAS to face two flight disasters in a year. But let's also remember that the fault ultimately does not lies entirely on the aircraft, incompetency of the crews or the company. It could have happened to any other airlines as well. Because of these two tragic incidents, all trust is gone for MAS. The reputation that they have tried so hard to build all these years came crushing down because people tend to only focus on the bad. What about the fact that MAS have safely brought millions of people to their destination all these years?
You can't push away the fact that the risk is everywhere.
These two incidents makes most of us very fearful to board an airplane now but when you really think about it, every mode of transport face the same risk. Cars face accidents too. Motorcycles & bicycles face accidents too. Buses face accidents too. Trains face accidents too. Even a pedestrian face accidents too. It is just unfortunate that an airplane accident usually costs more lives than other mode of transport.
"God never promise a life with no pain & sufferings but he promised he will give us strength & help us through it."
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41; 10)
LET'S ALL TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE & PRAY FOR MH17 & MH370