12/23/2014 09:17 am ET Updated Feb 20, 2015

Life Is precious! RIP Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson (Sydney Seige)

Life is precious!

If there's anything that the tragic loss of the precious lives of Katrina Dawson (fellow school mum and barrister) and Tori Johnson (Lindt Manager) has really highlighted this week is that life and family are all too precious.

Never let an opportunity go to say "I love you" to your loved ones -- to hold them close to you -- to cherish them.

Don't allow petty differences or disagreements to separate you, because one day they might be gone and you might just wish that you valued the time you did have with them more.

Make the most of each breath you have been gifted with -- NOW!

Live your life with LOVE and PEACE in your heart and let go of everything negative that can stop you from enjoying each precious moment you do have.

Be thankful for the life you have and the life each of your loved ones has. Without the gift of life, we have nothing -- we are nothing.

So, no matter how rough things might seem or difficult people might appear, always remember -- LIFE IS PRECIOUS!

RIP Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson. Your lives will forever be an inspiration to us all.