For millions of people around the world, it is clearly evident that things are tough. I sometimes say “Life is tough, but good.”
As things get tougher and tougher in the world’s leading nations such as the USA, where the unemployment rate is now at 9 percent, one can only wonder how others are coping in developing nations such as in Africa.
But amidst all these burning issues, there is still a reason to be thankful. Nature is beautiful, life is precious, and things can get better. Despite the challenges we face, it is important to note that with unwavering faith and perseverance, we can defy the odds and live our dreams through. Marcus T. Cicero once said: “While there’s life, there’s hope.”
Few days ago while reflecting on my past, and thoughts on continuing my
journey, and dreams — one essentially being to help underprivileged people and victims of civil war around the world — I paused for a moment and started looking at life from a different perspective. It was around 80 degrees, the sun was shining, and as I sat gazing at the trees, and flowers (and essentially nature) at a distance, I thought to myself, one ought to be thankful for God’s creation.
I strongly believe that reflecting on one’s past is important, especially if done on a positive note. It allows us to evaluate/re-evaluate our experiences —the good, and the bad—and learn from them going forward. It gives a sense of direction, and leaves us with the task of developing a resolute inner self-belief that our dreams can be realized if we take the much required steps. It also reminds us that life is not perfect, but it is what we make of it.
While we reflect and dream, let’s not forget to make a difference. As Mahatma Gandhi one put it: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
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