The weekend's news concerning two international figures has certainly put the world of sport and all it entails, firmly into perspective.
Here in England, there was devastating news of the international Football Manager of Wales, Gary Speed who was found dead on Sunday morning. He was just 42. In India, batsman, Yuvraj Singh is being treated for a tumour in a lung. It certainly gives you a different outlook on things and my thoughts and prayers go out to Gary Speed's family and to Yuvraj as he fights his ongoing battle.
Fortunately for Yuvraj, the tumour is benign and non-threatening and is being treated with therapy and medication. He is quoted as saying that he is; "absolutely fine" and that he will be, "back soon." I, like thousands, no, make that millions of other cricket and sports fans across the world, look forward to the day when he's back on the cricket field.
Sport has obviously been a massive part of my professional career, but without health or life, it is truly nothing. Yuvraj is able to fight on and is winning his battle. There is hope for Yuvraj, but reports suggest that Gary Speed withdrew that option of his own accord.
It was such a sad and sobering weekend that has touched people across the world and we should all remember what is ultimately most important to us all.