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Look to the bright side, sunshine

We all have seen those kids—the ones who knock on every door in search of food. A leftover, a piece of bread, or even that meal you were going to throw away because you dropped it. For them, anything helps as long as it makes them last until the next day.      

They have no crane to rely on, no one to guide them. But they are still going. In the hope that tomorrow will be better, perhaps they will find softer bread than what they are eating now. But it amuses me, the way they keep on going. Their hope is magnificent—a kind of hope that is waiting for a miracle.    

   I reflect on myself every time I see them. I have the tools I need to change my life; I have proof from my past that God is indeed with me. Yet, I still get anxious about the future, about the “what ifs”. In fact, we all do. We spend a great deal of time worrying if we are good enough, if we fit a certain position, or if we came out too talkative or too shy. We miss sitting in the beauty of the present thinking “Well, I did win, but what’s next”.      

 I am not implying that we should not think ahead of time. I am suggesting that we should give the same amount of time for present moments just as we give for our future and past. Moreover, have hope. Not a temporary hope, one that looks forward to a particular victory. But be one who hopes to have the strength to pass through any life situation.      

In the end, I say to you, be like those kids. Have the courage to knock on every door in search of better things, in the hope that the same life that gave you rocks today will give you flowers tomorrow. In the meantime, cherish what you have and try to bring out the best things out of what life gives you. Keep on walking, dear reader.

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