Where do you get the strength to move on after life's challenges and difficulties?
The horrible calamity that struck the Philippines have brought so many problems, desperation and loneliness. Thousands of people have died (according to the news) due to the super typhoon, and others have lost their hope to live a happy life. I know that getting into this situation is not good at all. I hope your answers will inspire those people who are affected by the calamity. That they will stand up and face the world once again with high hopes and positivity.
This is a very difficult question to answer, the people affected by this catastrophy are in the same situation as the people of the tsunami of 2004, Harricane Katrina the following year, the Haiti earthquake of 2010 and the Japanese earthquake in 2011.
If you've never experience great turbulance or disaster in your life that includes your whole family how can you being to even imagine where they will get the strength to go on. Those with children will do their best to keep their children alive and in that way find the strength to carrying on.
Assistance has started to get through, I hope this will provide a band aid to a hopeless situation
This calamity has united not just the island of panay, but the whole Philippines as well. If fate has permitted this to happen we can ask why the Philippines? Because fate knows that it is a country that can stand the challenge, a country united by blood. Because of the typhoon, the united nations has convened to tackle about Global Warming who is said to be the cause of the development of the super typhoon.
"In the blood of every Filipino runs the immortal seed of heroes"
Carlos P. Romulo
Yes, you are right fbesares2. This calamity has united not only the Filipinos, but the whole world as well. We showed the heroism in us, by helping the people affected by the typhoon to get up on their knees and provide a hope for them. Thank you.
Challenges and difficult times make you stronger-- Easier said than done! They say, Time is the best healer. But those who have lost their dear ones and their homes, their life can never be the same again.
The tragedy of such magnitude takes little more time than usual to get life back to normalcy.
I have been witness to the massive earthquake of 2001 in Gujarat and other nearby places and can understand the mental trauma of the people affected. It took long long time to regather strength.
Our prayers with the people affected in Phillippines!
Their life can never be the same, and lost lives can never be found again. I just hope that the survivors can find some relief, even in the slightest way. Millions of people around the world are helping and praying for them in these trying times.
If one is alive, its a blessing. But even if one has passed away, it was time. That day was coming when they were born. There was no escaping it. When its time to go, its time to go. Nobody wants to leave, but who is to say that their freedom is not even greater than roaming around the planet for a mere 100 years? So everybody must go someday. Those who are still here should make the most of it. It is an opportunity to help others. All kinds of disasters have happened to the earth and they will always happen. One of the ways of coping with it is to understand the impermanence of everything. This too shall pass. Everything passes in time.
Moving on after a super typhoon calamity is a tough call. I cannot relate to that, having never experienced any such thing, and I wish they could know how much I (and I'm sure others too) could do something tangible to help.
Anyway, I usually find strength in my purpose. I tell myself that I survive because I have a purpose to pursue. It would be ungrateful to play dead when I still have life. I want to finish what God started in me, so with His strength, I keep going.
I've been fortunate. I've never lived through a tornado, fire, or earthquake. I wouldn't know where to begin to pick up where I left off. Especially the people that are left with nothing.
To encourage them, what would I say? There's always hope. Have faith that today is a new day. A new day means change. Don't worry about picking up the pieces. Move forth in a new beginning. Use the experience to consider that you still have time left on earth to accomplish greater things than you ever knew were possible. There is a reason someone that lives through such a horrific ordeal is still here on earth. To that, I say, don't be discouraged. Don't be depressed. Look forward to what you can do. The worst is over. It's a new beginning, new challenges, new day.
It must be so difficult. I can't even imagine.
Thanks for that very uplifting answer CraftytotheCore! I know it will be difficult for them to move on now, but time will come when they start to accept everything and start to go on with their lives. I admire the resilience of the Filipino people.
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