By Abdulkarim Taraja.
It was only yesterday at Nine in the evening, when I was watching news in CITIZEN TV when a story of a woman from Kitengela, Kajiado County amazed me. For me I can’t even imagine staying without hands, I think I couldn’t do much, but have realized what Hellen Keeler said, that, “If one door closes another opens but oftend we look so long and so regretful upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” is true basing on the story that touched me.
Many of us have everything in our bodies. We are full indeed but do nothing much about our blessings apart from gossip and ways of outsmarting others. Cooking Ugali using the feet, cleaning her kids nose and peeling potatoes using this feet as well as receiving her touch screen phone call is what makes me thank God for always having an alternative in Humans life. This is where I agree with Allan Wattz who said that, “There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering.”
It is true to this mother of one that Suzanne Weyn caution: “Your life is an occassion, rise to it”. Harry Potter added that understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. Understanding ones inability should not lock all the abilities but as Sarah Ban termed that “All we have is all what we need. All we need is the awareness of how blessed we are”. So we must overcome any obstacle.
I have indeed realized that ones life is not a problem to be solved, but rather it is a gift to be opened. Also, I have fully believed that, that which doesn’t kill you makes you strong. No option.
Indeed Aristotle uttered a word that I want to share with you my reader, that “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival” so this sister of mine is an amazing inspiration to many.
Buddha was also correct. “Health is the greatest gift, Contentment the greatest wealth and faithfulness the best relationship”- this came out clearly to me and many others upon watching that story.
As I fade off, allow me say thanks to Judy Kosgey and all friends. Take this from Arthur Ashe, that, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can”