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Land Cares for You

How will you feel if I say that someone else is bearing your burdens for you? Some of you might strongly disagree with me. However, that is what I believe about the relationship between the land and humans.

As a 22 year old young Asian girl, I have gone through many ups and downs in my river of life. My six member family was very rich in knowledge, talents and good human qualities: not financially, which is why I finally ended up at the Asian University for women where I currently study at, under a special financial aid program.
Throughout all the hardships of my life, I did not carry most of my burdens. It was the land who did it for me. It gave me a place to live, food to eat, air to breath and fulfilled many other needs of mine. I never had to take the burden of creating food, air or a place to live. They were already given to me by land. If the land is not there, where will I stand on my feet to face the challenges of life?

Land is everywhere with me, providing me almost everything I need and leaves behind a very less weight of mine for me to carry. I am a human, so as you; land carries my burdens, so as yours. Thus, love it, respect it and care for it. It will remember you.


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I enjoyed reading your fresh perspective on the topic of Land. You have a strong appreciation for what Land provides. I hope that you will share more about life in Sri Lanka with us. I am also happy to read that you are an AUW student, a university that provides a wonderful opportunity to women such as yourself. We have many members on PulseWire from AUW and should you want to connect with any of them, please let me know. I have a feeling though that many of your classmates are here on PulseWire. All the best with your studies and please share more of your thoughts with us. We'd love to hear your voice.

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Dear Thilini, Thank you for

Dear Thilini,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Land and what it means to you. It is such a treasure to have a young Sri Lankan woman in the community and I look forward to learning more from you about Land, about life and about your journey.


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