My cousin who lives in Iran said, “I’m tired of this life, I’m tired of waiting.” In response I said, “Be glad that you have two arms, two legs, two beautiful eyes, a family, people who love you, a roof that you can sleep under…” Then I said “Should I say more?” She said “No, what you said was beautiful, you’re right.”
It is so easy to tell someone these things, but it is hard to tell them to yourself. After I told her these simple things, I realized for the hundredth time, that I have to do the same. I have to keep believing, and I have to be even more thankful. These things, however simple they might seem are what hold us together. It is with our eyes that we see the sun everyday, the smile of little children. We reach out with our arms to help a friend, and we walk with our legs places that stay deep within our hearts. If these simple things are not seen, then why would we bother to help a friend or walk a mile just to see something beautiful?