Something is Enough

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Dear Readers,

There are and have been so many disasters in the world. And for some particular reason, my heart especially aches worse for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan — in the Phillippines and around the world. Lately, I cannot seem to shake the feeling that people seem to be ignoring the suffering of the world or have forgotten about it already. Now of course the media has a significant impact. Even so…

My own theory is that many of us feel that there is nothing we can do for those suffering in the world. Some may feel like they don’t have the money or time to contribute, and therefore they shut themselves off to the pain of what’s happening around them. I can understand that, and to those people I say Something is Enough. Prayer is enough. A thought of well being for others is enough. And if you want to take it a step further, do something in honor of those in need. Donate blood. Donate clothes and food. It can even be something as simple as giving someone a smile or a genuine, heart-felt wish for a good day. I believe that God placed us on this Earth to be of help to someone, no matter how far or near they may be. The greatness of our lives is reflected in how we devote it to others. So for today, for tomorrow, and the days to come, pray for someone, smile at someone, do something in honor of someone. And please don’t ever forget. As an author, my goal is to inspire you and touch your hearts and minds, make you see something different. And I hope these words have touched you.

Peace and Love,

Ariffa

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Posted on November 27, 2013, in Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I am old and not wiser. I have seen fire and I have seen rain, I have sunny days that I thought would never end. You, my friend have a pure heart and the world is better because of that.

  2. Hello hh4u. You are bang on. At one time I shut myself off from the world and its sufferings only to discover a horrible sense of loneliness and desolation. When we open ourselves in whatever way we can, no matter how simple those ways may seem, the joy of living, giving, sharing and caring floods back into us. Wonderful post!

    • Thank you so much! I completely agree with you. Many tend to assume that shutting ourselves off from the world is the best way to safeguard ourselves, but in the end, it does more harm than good. Thank you for bringing that up! I hope others are inspired by your words.

      Peace and Blessings,

      Ariffa

  3. Thanks for the reminder Ariffa that no one can do everything but everyone can do something. The heartfelt prayers of a righteous person avail much. Let us keep our hearts soft towards suffering people and towards our God who loves us all.

  4. What a wonderful blog you have. I truly applaud you for being one of these people who makes this world a better place.

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