Sunday, July 26, 2009

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past" Thomas Jefferson

So here I am, I'm finally blogging! I've been postponing this moment for quite some time, though I've been writing my thoughts since forever. I was never good with rejection. I was always afraid that people might not be interested in what I have to say. Well, it so happens I just realized it doesn't matter whether they do or they don't. This is for me. I need to start somewhere, somehow. Ideally, someone will like it and benefit from it. It would be even more amazing if what I post actually got to make a difference. After all, that's all I wanna do: make a difference.

Maybe a blog won't change the world, but hey, it might be a start. After all I'm a firm believer in what Mother Theresa said: "One can do no great things, just small things with great love." That's all that is required, LOVE. In every sense of the word. LOVE with capital letters, with understanding, tolerance, selflessness. When we all understand that each and every one of us can actually change the world by loving and chose to do so, we will be all that we can be. One little thing at a time, done with great love can change the world.

It will be like a domino effect. When we all chose to become a living testimony of righteousness, love and acceptance, people around us will change. When we chose to reach out to those who need us and stop worrying about how mucho money we will make, what car we'll get to buy, or where we will go for our next vacation, we can actually make a difference. It might take some time, but change will eventually come. These people will do the same and in return they will change other people close to them, and little by little, one person at a time, the world will be changed. We cannot wait for change to come from somebody else, it must come from within ourselves. Our heart holds the potential to work miracles through love.

I am or at least try to be a very positive person and because of this, numerous times people have asked me how it can be that I have not lost my faith in mankind yet. I say to them that it is only because every day of my life I encounter myself with living proof of the beauty that inhabits our souls. Because no other creature, despite of being capable of committing unspeakable evils, is able to love, sing, and create such beauty. Because we can cry with all our might and yet be unbearably happy, just like we can smile with a weeping, mourning heart; we can stand strong and fierceful at the face of death but still render helpless at the feet of those we love. We are capable of the greatest of greatness, and it is that undying, never-ending potential that keeps me madly in love with humanity.

Hopefully one day, we will all understand that Utopia is possible, that we can start the change. That we might not live to see it, but starting it is more than enough to make life worth while. Hopefully there will 3, 10, 97 of us who believe it in our hearts and will strive every day of our mortal life to leave this planet so that after we're gone, there will remain a testament of our work, a tolling sound that will serve as a summon for others to come, a toll that will resonate repeating "she/he loved" for evermore. This is my first attempt to make a difference. I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

[...] And right action is freedom
From past and future also.
For most of us, this is the aim
Never here to be realised;
Who are only undefeated
Because we have gone on trying;
We, content at the last
If our temporal reversion nourish
(Not too far from the yew-tree)
The life of significant soil.

T.S. Elliot


  1. Hey Dani! Que cool! Sere tu primer comment!
    Hace unos meses se me vino a mi tambien la idea de empezar a escribir en un blog todo aquello que sintiera que pudiese a ayudar a quien sea que lo leyese... mmm no se porque no lo hice... talvez por la misma razon que tu mencionas, capaz que a nadie le interesa.
    Te escribo pues para que sepas que tu blog no tiene ni un dia de creado and you are already making a difference. Cami siempre me dice que yo le hago acuerdo a ti y que de cierta forma nos parecemos, lo cual tomo como un cumplido. Despues de haber leido esto lo mas probables es que coja un poquito de valor y empiece a escribir, al fin y al cabo, como tu dices, ¨When we all understand that each and every one of us can actually change the world¨ es posible que a alguien ayude.
    Espero que todo bien por alla.. besos!

  2. que bella Anabela! muchas gracias por tus lindas palabras, y que alegria saber q somos mas de uno! :)
    cualquier comentario es bienvenido y si, con un poquito de valor y dedicacion y muchisimo amor, todos podemos cambiar el mundo!
    mil besos y bendiciones! y siempre mis mejores deseos,
    Daniela :)