Jo Cox – An Embodiment Of Compassion, True Beauty and Strength

Hello People, Last weekend marked the tragic death of one of my greatest inspirations: Jo Cox. I wrote a guide on theCramm as a tribute to her amazing life and want to share it with you all today. Here goes:

WHO?

Jo Cox should be remembered as an individual who wanted to make a difference, someone who worked tirelessly to create a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world.

She was the Labour Party MP for Batley and Spen in Yorkshire from 2015-2016. She was a passionate politician, one who cared about every one of the people in her constituency.

Before she entered the world of politics, she was a humanitarian aid worker in many countries throughout the world, she also spent years of her life campaigning for countless charities. On top of that, she was a loving and much-loved mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and colleague.

She made a huge difference to many people’s lives, from refugees to the elderly to children to people with disabilities. Perhaps this is why she is remembered and honoured with such sadness today.

Jo Cox was tragically murdered on the 16th June 2016, at a constituency meeting. Her killer was later caught and is currently serving a life sentence in jail.

The past few days have been spent remembering the compassionate deeds that were fulfilled in this short life. Jo was just completely human.


IN HER OWN WORDS….

Here we have some quotes from Jo herself:


“One of the reasons I’m entering politics is that only 23% of the house of commons is female. If women don’t make that 50/50 then the people making decisions for our communities are never going to be reflective of our needs.”


“Our communities have been deeply enhanced by immigration and, whilst we celebrate our diversity, the thing that surprises me time and time again is that we have far more in common and far more unites us than divides us.”
– An extract from her maiden speech


“These children have been exposed to things no child should ever witness and I know I personally would risk life and limb to get my two precious babies out of that hell hole.” – On refugees and immigration.


“Every decade or so the world is tested with a crisis so grave that it breaks the mould. It’s how history judges us. The second world war, the genocide in Rwanda, the slaughter in Bosnia. I believe that Syria is our generation’s test.”

Please click the link below to listen to the most joyful and emotional protest song put together by some of the world’s greatest musicians, in memory of Jo:

https://youtu.be/PvF2llqLzxA


Friends of Jo Cox featuring MP4, Steve Harley, Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall and David Gray cover Rolling Stones classic ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ in honour of Jo Cox MP’s legacy and work.

A unique protest single is to be released by a group of music stars and MPs as a tribute to the late MP Jo Cox and her outstanding public service. Revenue from the song, a cover of the Rolling Stones classic You Can’t Always Get What You Want will raise funds for the launch of the Jo Cox Foundation established after her death.

The song was chosen as it called for multiple singers and choirs, reflecting a message of togetherness. During a time of growing worldwide political upheaval and uncertainty, the song marks the need for unity and tolerance.

Now, there’s something for YOU to do! I want to know who inspires you, why and how. Let me know in the comments, along with how this makes you feel. I appreciate all your heartfelt messages and I’m sure Jo would too. Thanks for reading and please keep Jo’s husband and two young children in your minds and hearts.


Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Jo Cox – An Embodiment Of Compassion, True Beauty and Strength

  1. Another fab, thoughtful post Gracie. To answer your question lots of people inspire me every day and I try to take a little from each person. But my immediate thoughts turn your Mum who has taken some amazing decisions to give the three of you such a fantastic start in life, your Dad for supporting those decisions and my boss for endeavouring to help and inspire people to take control of their own health choices and make sure natural health stays available to us all xxxx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’ve never heard of Jo Cox until today, but this is a tragedy, indeed. Her thinking and idealism would help leap us into the future. ^.^ Even though she passed, she’s left us with so much– the building blocks to move forward.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yes, it is. And yeah, definitely. She has left a legacy that has so much potential. It’s up to us now. We have the responsibility to change the world. Thanks for commenting, Abigail.

      Like

  3. What a really heartfelt blog you have written about Jo Cox. She was passionate about helping people all over the world but tragically she only had a very short life.But what an impression she made.Her husband I believe is keeping her memory alive and when the children grow up they will know what an amazing mum they had. Mellissa is right your Mum and Dad have been very inspirational to you three. But I tell you this Gracie you have been such an inspiration to so many people who follow your blogs by reading what they write to you I can see how much you inspire them. Well done xxxxx

    Like

Your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s