While There is Life, There is Hope
"The world is full of suffering. It is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller
I am writing this article because of many reasons, but the main fact strives in another share from Facebook, which is the picture at the side. The words that were written are: “SOLO ALGUIEN SIN CORAZÓN NO LE DARIA LIKE” which means “Only someone without heart will not give like”.
Imagine all the comments that it is receiving. One of them repudiated, if the purpose was for gaining likes. Another one said that he/she will not give like to something like this. The last comment I want to share is an argument of how can a person know about the feelings from a heart just for a like. I am not giving a free advertisement to Facebook (actually I see the bad and the good about it, but I do not need it to be alive). My statements toward this picture, when I saw it, are what I want to share.
I invite you to observe once again the picture. How lovely she is with her pinky girl style around her. Oh, and did you see what she is doing…”fishing”. Perhaps the first thing we see is illness, sickness, pain, even death. But if you have another real close look…you will see a girl living her life out of bed, with enjoyment of being outdoors. Look at her eyes! They reflect more life than many of us that walk, run and work, but when one nail hurts, we do not want to move a finger in our behalf.
How many complaints we scream daily without any option. An option that is right in front of our nose, and that option my friend is life! We do not celebrate life, instead we cry because we do not have, nor see what we want. We see death around the corner, not the life that is still within. We do not count our blessings; all we do is talk about our miseries. Yes, I know somebody said it, but I have lived it and I know it is true for there then, repeat it.
Humanity One World
Feeling a deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering is known as compassion. That feeling should go along with real good acts of love. Love, the word that everybody needs to live by what it means. Love, the reason for why our Creator saved us. Love, the reason for the H.O.W. movement.
I like to be around fog. It gives a mystery sensation. It offers a slight peace. The inspiration of being in an unpredictable moment. That likeness made me, many times, run on back of the fog that was seen from long distances. One day I realized that right in front of my porch, just looking out through the window…it was there. I was not aware. Perhaps, because we do not see what we have. We think that the good is out far away from us. There is a formula in our heart that goes like this:
Faith + Hope + Love = Life
There are many quotes and many of them inspire us, my advice is to write them down, or memorize them. They are tools to help us see when the fog blinds us. Mohandas Gandhi said:
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops in the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
Do you have hope?
While there is life there is hope
While there is life there is hope!
- Hope of healing
- Hope of justice
- Hope of repentance
- Hope of redemption
- Hope of doing
- Hope of having what is not seen
Let’s try to focus and enjoy the fog in our life. Not everything is clear, not everything is perfect. It sure is reality and not a fantasy. It is sure here in our now, not far where it cannot be found and that is life waiting to be lived in love.
Big Internet hug and blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
I Can See Clearly Now
© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill