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A bigger dream ...

Life is not a dream …Utopia is not real, there is no perfect place or society as every human being yearns to be in. But to be resigned to this would bring man to depression and desperation. To know that things can be better, although not perfect as we want, in our own homes, community, society and in the world somehow brings a sense of hope.

In every country, every culture and every tribe there are women in pain, crying for self identify and for a sense of dignity and worth. I have heard a few cries, from my own family, friends and people close to my heart and the emotions so deep that have captured my being. I have shed a lot of tears not for my own but for others. Tears of a woman can only be understood by another woman.

As I have reached a level of satisfaction in my career, I believe it is now time for me to live not only for myself but for others
… to see a bigger picture and be part of a bigger community. I have learned to speak for myself, now I want to speak for others. I want to be a voice so that those who are weak and quietly suffering in pain can be heard.

In the short time that we shared journals, I found a sense of belonging and friendship with you all that is difficult to understand. I am now able to understand now, more than ever, that even in different cultures, we can still be one. Our hearts can have one voice.

The depth of the struggles women in different parts of the globe are facing and how they are rising up and making their voices be heard has been an encouragement to me. I shrunk many times after reading journals ... realizing that my
deepest pains are nothing compared to what others have experienced. These stories have touched my soul.

I am thankful for the people behind World Pulse. No amount of gratitude will be enough for the efforts and time you have given for the women all over the world. You are a great team.

It is my dream to be part of this advocacy. I know that through World Pulse I can be the voice I have wanted to be. However, if there are stronger voices that need to be heard, I will most gladly give up this dream for theirs to come true.

Comments

suzanna of c's picture

Connecting at the heart...

Lady,

I imagine you living there in a warm, humid culture, caring very much about the lives of other women. You have perspective and sensitivity. I like that you say there is not Utopia. Maybe Utopia is the process of continuing to be a community human.

I am sitting here on a cool, humid morning able to touch your life and feelings a little because of your efforts. Thankyou. I am actually in the same place as you interms of my time and efforts. I am at the end of my working life, but not my activity life. May we both keep making efforts to support the strength, stories and lives of our sisters.

Susan

ladyblue's picture

Hi

Hi Susan. It truly warms my heart to know that there is something that connects us all. Thank you for being one of the women of World Pulse and for the encouraging note.

missjenn's picture

Hello

Hi ladyblue,

Lovely and delightful are words I never use to describe things. But, your piece was very lovely and delightful. I love how you ended your article: "If there are stronger voices that need to be heard, I will most gladly give up this dream for theirs to come true."

Thanks for not only sharing your story, but a glimpse of your life journey.

Best of luck with everything.

Cheers,
Jenn

ladyblue's picture

thank you jenn

Hi Jenn. Thank you so much for your note. Am actually in one of my blue moments and your note perked up my spirit. How timely... thank you so much for the encouraging words today.

Cheers too. Take care.

Marti's picture

Hi Ladyblue, Your writing

Hi Ladyblue,

Your writing demonstrates a kind and caring nature--one of sensitivity and desire to help others.

In partnership with you,
Marti

ladyblue's picture

Hi Marty

Thanks for the comment. I do desire that in my heart and am trying my best in my own little way where I am now. Thank you to you and all the women out there who unselfishly listen and hear our hearts ...

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