When I was about seven or eight years old, I could lay out on the grass, skid on the mad, play different games with my friends but the one I love most was “Cha Baba na Mama” meaning father and mother. What happened was that a boy and girl would play the roles of father and mother respectively. The reason I loved this game was because I got to choose the girl I liked.
We used to live in place where there was a small stream and some of my beautiful memories goes back in those good old days, when I used to walk with my late father along the stream. I used to call him “Dad” and I would here another voice repeat what I just said. It was confusing to me but not to my father. One day I asked him who was repeating my words and he said, “Son, that is an echo.”
Life can be boring at times, but if you have a partner who is vivacious, energetic, adventurous and full of life, they can help turn dull moments into lively ones. For me, my father was that kind of partner. That was a good life but now since I am a little bit older, different subject. It is in human nature to improve our lives in a positive way. To have things like successful careers, a good family to mention but a few.
Over the past few years, I have learnt that I still have a lot to learn. But just like when I was kid calling out my dad name, today is no different. In life, what you give is what the world will echo back to you. For example:
- If you give love to the world, the world will echo back to you, the love you give in unexpected ways.
- If you give hope to the people around you, hope will come back to you when you least expect it.
- If you give a helping hand to the poor, someone will give you a helping hand when you hit rock bottom.
In life, there will always be ups and downs but I am more hopeful that better days are yet to come. What gives me hope is my mum, sister and my friends. What gives me hope is the fact that Hailey, a young girl in 2012 at only age six, she started to grow food for the homeless in her community. What gives me hope is the fact that education to girls is becoming more important and this promote gender equality. What gives me hope is the fact that life we will be better for all of us if we only work hard, because the universe throws opportunities every second and in all direction, including yours.
What gives me hope is the fact that, there is access to education to the poor thanks to donors. I am grateful to the people of who have invested in me. At the end of the day, they are people of good will who always try to make life better for others. Now that gives me hope.
From the depth of my being, I have discovered that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel. Be a giver of hope, just like my childhood echo memories, echo success, echo prosperity and most importantly, make the world a better place to live in, wherever you are.
We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on longer and difficult road to success. We will make mistake along the way but I couldn’t be more hopeful. The future is bright, doors of opportunities will open and life will be better.
I believe in a hope that a new hope is dawning. I believe that my dreams will come true. I believe in the promise of brighter tomorrows. I see a ray of hope.