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Learn to appreciate life

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Monday, September 11, 2017

WE as human beings come across many different situations daily.

Some are good while others are hard to fathom. Some happen in our own homes while others happen on our way to work or even on a random visit to hospital.

Every single day, we wake up to the news of someone dying in a road accident, a family member dying in a fire, an innocent person being attacked by robbers or a young girl being raped by some unknown people.

While this is sad to note, it is very important to understand that while relevant stakeholders are trying their best to curb these crimes, we as responsible individuals all have important roles to play to help counter these ongoing problems.

On a recent visit to hospital, I witnessed the various sicknesses being presented and attended to by health care professionals.

At the children's ward, children as young as 10 months old were battling heart diseases, a young boy was in a coma for more than a week as a result of a headache and a one-year-old boy who was just recovering from a major surgery. They were just a few of the many cases nurses and doctors have been working round-the-clock to treat the young and nurse them back to good health.

Many of them have been in hospital for more than a month accompanied by their parents and even grandparents.

In some other cases, innocent children's lives were taken away as a result of adults' irresponsible behaviours or negligence as they say.

It is important to always consider that many things happen around us for many different reasons.

While some are celebrating the birthday of a family member, another household is mourning the death of a loved one.

It is also very important to note that there is always a very important yet inspiring message behind everything that happens, hence, the value of appreciating life is the key to our human existence.

Whether you are a child, a parent, a guardian or just an elderly member of the family, you have a very crucial role to play in terms of inspiring people you pass on the streets, at work and even a random person you may meet in public.

A morning greeting may change the mood of a person, who is going through difficulties or a simple hello may allow a person going through a hard time to open up to you and share what he or she is going through.

In any given situation, being nice to people is a very crucial part of life whether they be a beggar, a farmer or even a person who needs help.

You might not know it but that smile or assistance can change the life of a person on the street, a parent who is trying his or her best to see that his or her child overcomes a sickness.

In every little situation we come across, we should always acknowledge the fact that there are millions of other people around the world who are struggling to live, many others who are trying to battle poverty and countless others who are trying to live a normal life.

Some people may be poverty-stricken, some may have been trying to see their children survive while many others are working hard to put food on their table and meet their financial obligations.

In everything we do on this earth, it is very important to consider that life is not just about earning good money and working to provide.

We should always learn to appreciate and value every little thing we have. Learn to appreciate whatever little work you have, learn to appreciate your children and always learn to appreciate the people you meet in life.

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