I remember when I was a child people used to ask me the typical question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I was always wondering what the right thing to say would be, as most of my friends wanted to be doctors, engineers, architects etc. Inside me, there was a strong voice that wanted to come out and say, “I want to do what I like!” But I thought then that this wouldn’t sound very polite or interesting, so I never said what I felt.
On 8th of March, women throughout the world join hands to celebrate International Women’s Day. The day is celebrated each year to empower women as well as to recognize their contributions in various aspects. As women, it is undeniable that there are times when we feel we are powerless to bring about any form of significant change. There are even times when we feel as though we have to take a backseat in life due to circumstances we think are beyond our control. Still, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Women have persisted and proven themselves time and again that they have this incredible power to overcome their obstacles. With grit and resilience, they soldier on to press for change, to press for progress in order to achieve their goals and dreams.
Dicen por ahí que mientras no se encuentra a la media naranja hay que comer limones; que mientras no llega el príncipe azul hay que besar sapos; y que mientras consigues a la persona indicada, hay que divertirse con la equivocada. Una encuesta realizada por MSN (el canal de noticias de Microsoft), en Inglaterra, en donde se estudiaron a 2,000 hombres y 2,000 mujeres, menciona que antes de encontrar a la persona ideal los encuestados tuvieron que pasar, por lo menos, por cuatro desilusiones amorosas. Tengo la seguridad de que casi todos sabemos o nos imaginamos lo que esto significa.
Happiness is up to you To talk about happiness can be as subjective as to talk about life itself… Many thinkers throughout history have reflected on the secrets of happiness and how to achieve it. There are as many definitions about happiness as there are people in the world, simply because we all have the right to decide what “makes us happy”. One of the definitions that resonates most with me is “there is no one way that leads to happiness, but happiness is the journey” whom some attribute to Buddha but the source is actually unknown.
We all go through moments in life when we feel that life isn’t fair and we choose to complain about what we have, or what we don’t have, what we are going through etc. But if we take care to look around, we can soon realise that we have more things to be grateful than to complain.