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Frances Faulkner's picture

for everyone

Uwineza,

this miracle you speak of seems as if it should be available to each and every human on this earth, and yet your story reminds me that this is not always true, and that we can all do better about looking deeply into each others eyes and hearts and forgetting all of the skin and experience layers that form barriers. I am so glad you have yourself today to go forward and make the world a better place. Thanks for sharing.

Frances

Thank you Frances,
I now have a belief that everyone has the power to give love.
I will keep it alive.

Thanks again.

amymorros's picture

Very Moving

Thank you so much for sharing. Your story clearly illustrates the good in all of us- that people are capable of forgivenss and selfless acts of compassion. And it helped lift you up! An excellent story.
Amy

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Uwineza Mimi Harriet's picture

It is real

People are "capable" of selfless acts, however, what is the miracle to me is that it happened to "me"!

So, I can stand and say: it is real. It happens to people

Thanks Amy.

kati.mayfield's picture

No strings attached

Dear Uwineza,

Love, of course, is the greatest miracle of all! What a beautiful story your love is, and most beautiful because as you have used the love you received as a lesson to love others with "no strings attached', you pass along this miracle.

How else have you seen love healing the deep wounds in divided Rwandan society?

I really look forward to reading more about your love and miracles,

-Kati

*resolved this year to think twice and to smile twice before doing anything*

Uwineza Mimi Harriet's picture

It heals for sure

Kati,
Thank you for your comment.

The fact is, I can not seat down and write how love has healed the deep wounds in the broken society of Rwanda.

What I can surely stand and testify is what has happened to me. The Rwandan hurt is deeply rooted in people's generations and veins that, unless a miracle happens to each one of us, it is hard to get healed.

My only hope is that if one person is healed, there is a possibility of another to get healed.

It is a personal experience and a personal decision to love with no strings attached. It requires strength, sacrifices and sometimes, it involves losing friends, some people pay with their lives too. Deciding to love when many are hating!!

See, loving with no strings attached, in a society in which strings are more visible than individuals, is HARD! Thus, it required a mature decision, which always hits on the icebergs of the past....

So, it is not something that can be done overnight...it is a process.

Am working on the acceptance and reconciliatory process of the origin of the iceberg below.

Some have worked on the tips of the iceberg and proclaimed victory.

I am still at work and hope to spread the word that the only thing that can get us from the wheel of hatred is Love...

akaneko's picture

Your story is the kind that

Your story is the kind that stays with us long after we have read it. Your words are filled with power, emotion, lessons to be learned. Love really can perform miracles and your story gives us hope for a better future built on respect, open minds and understanding!

Uwineza Mimi Harriet's picture

Thank You

Akaneko,

Thank you for appreciating what I am living for the moment..
It is a miracle that sometimes I realize that I am a changed person. Whenever I make this realization, I smile and silently thank the person who made a difference in my life.

Love heals..The love that has no strings attached. The love with no hidden interest..
I hope, I also shall change someone's life by loving.

Thanks

Celya's picture

Rwanda is healing

Dear Uwineza,

Your words, from a Rwandan lady, are a big sign that Rwanda is getting better. Trust me your voice is so loud among so many silents and so low ones that can not be heard or are not courageous enough to be loud.

We need more people like you, people who, not only are a good example but who are also ready to express the positive thoughts of theirs.

Komera,
Umuhoza

Cecile

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