We live in an unfortunately cruel world. I don't have the words to describe how I have been feeling these past weeks seeing the country I love under attacked. My heart is so heavy for not only the people of Manchester and London, but also for the people of Paris and Kabul, and for the people of the attacks we don't hear about because it's a part of their daily lives.
It's so painful to live in a world with so much hate, where senseless violence takes away innocent, fruitful lives. But Britain showed their true strength this weekend, unifying in the face of love. The British people are so strong and resilient; they have proven that nothing and no one is going to make them fearful.
The One Love Manchester benefit concert was a testament to the power and strength of love. On Sunday night, some of the biggest pop stars in the world came together to show their solidarity for the victims and the families of the Manchester terror attack on May 22. The concert rose over ￡3 million for those who have been injured or bereaved. The voices of thousands rose up to helped to heal the aching wounds with the power of love.
I can't find the words to describe how emotional and empowered and fulfilled I felt after seeing the brave people of Manchester come together and show their strength. I am completely in awe of their strength and perseverance and their drive to carry on. The people of Great Britain have always and will always carry on because nothing can stop their spirit and overwhelming sense of unity.
We may live in a cruel world, but we know that love will always triumph over hate.
You can still make a donation to the British Red Cross's Manchester Emergency Fund. Your donation will help to support victims and the families of the Manchester attack. Any amount you can spare can help to make a difference.
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