Our Say: Sanctuary of home faces rare threats
Our Say: IT IS essential for each and every one of us to feel safe and secure in our own homes.
But every now and again something happens that makes us question how safe we are.
It makes us question the place we live in and the people around us.
I know that is how many people are feeling after the stabbing of an elderly woman in her home at Torquay on the weekend.
It is important not to comment on a case that is before the courts, but I think it is essential that, while we allow the justice system to take its course, we reaffirm what we know to be true about our own community.
I know I speak for everyone out there when I say that my thoughts are with this 71-year-old woman and her family at this time.
This woman remains in a coma at a hospital in Brisbane and she is fighting for her life.
I know we are all hoping that she will have a fast recovery.
Some of the comments I have seen on social media - an outpouring of love and well-wishes for a woman these people don't even know - have reminded me what a caring community we live in.
Although it may not seem like it sometimes, we do live in a very safe part of the world - a part of the world where people are respected and cared for and acts of violence are few and far between.
It's up to all of us to continue to make this area the best it can be.