After reading the above article and watching the video of the 'Recycled Orchestra', I felt inspired to look at that phrase in a different context. Sometimes it is hard to step away from our '1st world problems' and try to envision a world where simply surviving day to day is our only goal. A place where you do not create problems or make little issues out of control. A world that makes you treasure the breath you take every time your heart beats.
You may be the happiest when you are able to 'Make Something Out Of Nothing'
Having nothing, in our world, is different from truly having nothing. We cannot experience what a poor man may feel if we are of wealth. We also cannot relate to people who are feeling sad if we are complacent. "Seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another" - Alfred Adle. This quote really hit me after watching the video of 'The Recycled Orchestra'. When we are able to see, listen and feel what this village has done with the life they were given then we can understand the strength that comes when you truly have nothing.
Someone I worked for, once said 'Success ends when you get comfortable'. I looked up to him because he had started with nothing but a dream. His success was brought on by the strength he found to push through when he had nothing. I find that many people tend to 'throw in the towel' when times get tough. It is within those times we need to find the strength to endure and keeping moving forward. If we can find the gold in a pile of coal, the pride we feel is true happiness.
The Tough Times Teach Us How Strong We Truly Are
The truth being, that most of us are dealt a hard hand now and then. But in order to win, we need to keep playing. So when life seems to be the hardest, we feel the urge to give up. Learn to take inspiration from those who truly have nothing and see how they found the strength to carry on. You can 'Make Something Out Of Nothing' when you try too.
Love What You Have and Dream For What You Want
You may not have everything you want right now but loving what you do have is the first step. We are very fortunate to live where we live and have the conveniences of our basic necessities. The majority of us do not have to fight to stay alive, even though, we deal with hard times. No one has the same life but no one is alone in their loss or pain, either. It's all about talking it out and learning to see the good in what you have. Changing our perspective can help us find happiness within our own world.
Loving what we have does not mean forgetting who or what we have lost. Loving what we have is looking for the light in the darkness. Finding the strength to realize that we, as human beings, are truly blessed every day that we wake up. We are able to think about our actions, feel emotions, and touch the lives of others. Take a look around your community to find the richness there and smile.
Dream, Love Where You Live and Help Each Other Turn 'Garbage' into Beautiful Music.
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