Against all odds.
I bet most of us have heard that expression at least once and it may even be a cliche for many.
It wasn’t until these last couple of weeks that I started pondering about it though.
I couldn’t help it after what happened recently.
I remember flying home more than a week ago to be here with my parents and sister and that’s pretty much it!
I don’t have ‘fancy’ plan like the last time I flew home back in April 2011 to celebrate a special moment with people I love the most.
Dealing with what need to be done is the only thing on my to-do list. Needless to say, that list of mine is not long. Most of those things were ‘checked’ several days after I arrived home. Therefore, I really didn’t expect the following life challenges.
Let alone knowing exactly how to handle them!
I mean, how do you handle a loss of a cousin who was a father of four little children? I know it didn’t happen to our family only but still nobody was prepared for that! More than a week after he was gone, we had a family gathering. We were playing and laughing with his wife and children. No more regrets and sorrow! Thank goodness!
I dream about those children growing up as four good people.
The next things we knew, two active volcanoes near my hometown started ‘coughing’. I was like, come on! TWO??? I went to one of them last Friday because I know most volcanoes didn’t look the same after an eruption. It would be good to have some ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures, right? What I saw in the nearby villages was more important to me because they opened my eyes.
Life in those villages went on as usual just the way it must be!
It was not that they didn’t care because some people did carry masks wherever they went. It just that, like it or not, life goes on! If some difficulties happen in our lives, then there will be a way out. The key is to keep on moving because if we don’t, we’ll never reach the way out even if it’s right in front of us! I felt inspired and hope to blog more than before.
It’s nice when all the dots are connected, isn’t it?