Hanggang naririto't buo ang daigdig, tagtanim at tag-ani ay sasapit
At gaano man kahaba ang gabi, laging may umagang sisilip
Tonight on I-Witness, Kara David made a documentary on the tragic earthquake that hit Japan last year. "Ang Pagbangon ng Japan" showed the little but concrete steps the country is taking towards building a stronger, better nation. I love the positive outlook that the Japanese people have maintained despite what they had gone through. They did not allow the tragedy to stop them from living. Instead, they gained even more strength and inspiration to move forward and start building their lives again. It's not going to be easy. Surely, it's going to be a long and tedious process. But as Kara David said, "Posibleng magsimulang muli." ("It is possible to start again.") And in the case of Japan, I think rising up again would not take them too long. :)
Looking for a photo to accompany this post, I came across this:
Truly, there is always hope. Not just in the land of the rising sun, but in this very world, in our very lives. Each day we wake up, each day the world stands still, there is hope. But along with that hope comes the responsibility and the challenge for us to make a difference, to make our lives better, to make the world better. God allows us to experience another day because He gives us opportunities to be good stewards of the blessings He has given us. Let's not waste that chance. Let's live each day responsibly, like it's going to be our last day. Because as we all learned from Japan, everything can be gone in seconds.
It's not yet too late, to correct our mistakes, to achieve our dreams, to make a difference. All it takes is just a day. A day to hope, to dream, and to act for the realization of that dream. A day spent with, and for the Lord. :)
How was your day? :)