Hope to many people can mean many things. But hope to me means being able to see on the other side of darkness. There is a quote by Desmond Tutu that says, ¨Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.¨ This quote makes me have hope because it helps me to understand that not everything in life is bad. The four letters in ¨hope¨ remind me of ¨hold on, pain ends.¨ Hope is being able to not give up no matter how bad something can possibly get. It is being capable of understanding that something good can happen. People lose hope when things go bad. They just think bout all the negative things that happen. I have a friend that is more like family, his name is Bryan. Each time he sees me going through a rough time he always manages to make me feel better and always tell me ¨it all gets worst, before it gets better.¨ Those are words of hope to me and it makes me feel better because with those words he tells me im not alone. You have hope by believing that something better is yet to come. You also get it when people give you support and help you feel that your not alone. I have an aunt who wasnt legal here in the United States. I say ¨wasnt¨ because she now is. A few weeks ago, she had to leave back to where she was born which was in Mexico. The reason for her to go out, i
s that she has been in a process to be legal here in the US. After so much time of paperwork and waiting, the day she had to leave to Mexico had come. She then had to go to Juarez to get approved to be able to come to the US. There was a chance she couldve been denied. Her hope was very high although she was very scared. If she got denied, she wouldnt be able to come back to the US where her family is. She had hope during the entire process. There was times where she was very scared and debated in dong it, but she took all her strength to do it. Because she never lost faith she had all the strength to go to the place and take the risk of getting denied. Fortunately all the hope she had helped her through the situation. When she arrived to Juarez, she went to the place she had to go to and got the exciting news that she was approved. We could only imagince her happiness knowing shed be able to come back to her family. This refers back to the quote by Desmond Tutu. There is an end to darkness and this is an example of hope. After being illegal for years, and living with the fear of getting caught she is now a Legal person to the United States.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
As most people know, life is not about just being happy. Although the goal is to be happy, we can not be happy 100 percent of the time. Life is about experiencing different things every days. One day we can have a great day and another can just be a really bad day. It is about being able to live past the obstacles and if one falls learn how to get up. In the ted talk, Dan Gilbert gave examples of some people who had it all and then lost it in the matter of time. For example, one guy names Jim Wright had everything. He had power, money, health, and creativity. He was the most powerful democrat who got caught doing something bad. Due to him getting caught, he lost everything all his power and money. He says, "I am so much better off physically, financially, mentally, and in almost every way." The way Jim Wright think now is good because it shows him what life is really worth. Happiness is not just about the good things in life is being able to overcome thigs that come between.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Everything in this world makes me very happy. It is really rare that you won't ever see me happy. Just by seeing the smiles in other people's faces brightens up my day. One thing for a fact that does make me happy is my family. My family is the most important thing I have in life. It makes me happy that we all have a special bond. I have two brothers, one sister, and of course my parents. My siblings always make me laugh and we communicate about everything together. In the other hand my parents are always there to listen when we need advice or just to put a smile in our face. As long as they're happy, I am too. When they are not, I try my best to make them smile. Another thing that does make me happy is simply life. Things all eventually fall into place when something goes wrong. My way of living life is to stay positive. I always see the positive on the negative. One quote that really helps me is "expect the worst but hope for the best." That is my way of going through life. I don't let things bring me down and when I do, that is where my family comes in. They are always there to support me through anything i go through. I cherish what I have because you never know when you can lose it.