Do not be afraid. Three attacks within three months is horrifying and saddening and maddening. But do not be afraid.
Do not let anger fill your hearts; anger only causes more hurt. Do not let the pain overwhelm you; pain only creates more fear.
They want you to be afraid, they want it to hurt, they want you to be angry, and through these feelings they want you to HATE. And hate will only make it worse.
There is a general election in a few days; they want you to vote with hate. They want you to vote against immigrants, and foreigners, and Muslims, and the outside world; they want you to divide us even more. It is what they want, these “terrorists”: they want the world broken and divided and full of fear and anger and hate for one another, because divided we will fall and divided they will win.
So do not be afraid.
Walk tall. Be brave. Be strong. Wear a smile. Mourn, because mourning is not an act of anger or fear or hate, but it is an act of love. Pray, if you wish, because prayer is an act of hope and faith.
But don’t let them fill your hearts with their darkness.
Love each other, be kind to each other, and do not let fear overwhelm you. Because fear is their product and we do not want to buy from them.
Only through loving each other can we remain strong and united. No matter your neighbour’s colour, religion, language or lifestyle, find it in your heart to love and respect them. Terrorists want to fill you with fear and suspicion of all around you; but show them how strong we are, and show them they cannot tear us down so easily.
I urge you, Britain, do not be afraid. Fill your hearts with love. In memory of those we lose to these tragedies, pour out only love.
In the end, what are we without love?
Without love we are afraid, and that it exactly what they want.
At 32 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo has one of the most impressive collections of collective and individual titles in football’s history:
1 UEFA Euro Cup 3 UEFA Champions League titles 3 Premier League titles 1 La Liga title 3 FIFA Club World Cup titles 2 Copas del Rey 1 FA Cup 2 English League Cups 2 UEFA Supercups 1 Spanish Supercup 2 English Supercups
4 Ballon D’ors 4 Golden Boots 2 UEFA Player of the Year awards 1 FIFA Player of the Year award 1 FIFA The Best men’s football player award 1 FIFA Puskás award 1 UEFA Best player award 1 UEFA Forward of the year award Elected player of the Century by the Portuguese Football Federation
Even more impressive than the list above is the fact that the portuguese is the only football player in HISTORY to have ever won every major collective and individual title in TWO different clubs from TWO different leagues.
Octavia walked into the battle wearing a war paint that resembled both Lexa’s under her eyes and Lincoln’s tattoo on top, and she came out honoring what they fought for and died for: the hope to unite all the clans and survive, together.