Sunday, January 6, 2008
Another Day in the Life of a Belizean Woman
You wake up one morning and your entire world has changed. What do you do? First, you want to cry if it was a change that brings sorrow to your heart. Then you go over the process and situations that created the pain you have began to experience. You start to analyze it all and you go over the "I should have...", and " I could have...". For many of us there will never be enough thoughts to enter our minds has to what we should have or could have done to prevent the situation that now mars our lives. THAT IS HUMAN. No need to build unnecessary sweat over it BUT has life would have it, we do give it too much importance. There is nothing that will change how the mind reacts in most situations of hurt and suffering. A betrayal of trust has that same effect and for those who have not learnt to move on and live life without the least bit of worry over the past and the lost caused by that betrayal, life will be grim. Please be aware that if you choose to continue suffering over the situation you are heading for a serious health breakdown. YOU DO NOT NEED THIS. Why should your health deteriorate because of actions that you have not directly created or against which you have fought? Think for a moment. Can you live forever with the hurt? Should you live forever with the pain? NO, you should not! How can you move on? You will say easy for someone to tell you to move on when it is not their pain and suffering. I agree, but only to an extend. While I may not and do not claim to have all the answers you are looking for, I have lived through some trails and tribulations myself and I am still learning from this great world of ours that our emotions need to be controlled if we are to survive the cruel event that we sometimes have to face.
So how do we do this?? There are many ways we can overcome the pain and suffering of everyday stabbing. First of all, accept what or who has created your pain and suffering. Secondly, you MUST decide how to counteract. Things that will bring you negativity in your life MUST AT ALL COST be eliminated from your life. Only a fool will continue to have that thing or person around who creates pain and suffering to him or her. Say goodbye. Move on. Find new things to occupy your time and mind. Read some books, go for walks, learn to cook new and interesting recipes, do something tht you know has always brought you joy and peace and most importantly MAKE NEW FRIENDS. It is not hard to do these things but you must have the will power. Will power can help you overcome anything.
Now, on the other hand if you wake up happy and pleased with the world you are a very fortunate person indeed. What should you do next? Say thank you to your God or that being to whom you pray or to the belief for which you stand. You are a fortunate person and you must acknowledge that you are lucky. You must accept that there are a lot of persons who have not had that luck and are suffering while you are happy. Try to help a few unfortunate persons either with kind words or actions if you are financially unable to assist. Offer a smile, a few kind words, an embrace, a little gift, a meal or some clothes. Whatever it is that you offer will be happily accepted. It is the human thing to do and it will make you feel even more better than you already were feeling.
Life is GREAT. Peace and happiness is WONDERFUL. Be a giver when possible. Don't expect to recieve but when you do, be thankful for however small or big that which you recieve is. Be contented. If we give freely and recieve freely surely we can live with ourselves in harmony.
BE HAPPY. GIVE SELFLESSLY AND LOVE WITH PASSION. OUR TIME ON THIS EARTH IS ONLY SO MUCH. LOVE YOURSELF AND GIVE LOVE.
SE FELIZ. DAR SIN EXPECTAR Y AMAR CON PASSION. NUESTRO TIEMPO EN EL MUNDO ESTA NUMERADO. SER AMOR Y DAR AMOR.
Brenda A. Ysaguirre