“The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph.”
Everyone responds to tragedy differently. Some give up, some get bitter and some just amaze with their resilience. Every day I cry as I read incredible stories of humanity on Facebook and marvel at the ordeals people go through. One such story was about the parents who lost their five amonth old son Nash, to asphyxia. Although they were heartbroken and not sure how to go on, they wanted their beautiful boy’s legacy to be one of joy and not sadness. As his first birthday approached, the family decided to honour him by doing random acts of kindness in his name and with each act hand out a card with their baby’s picture and the words “Have a Nash day.” The idea took off on social media and soon people all over the US were participating in this beautiful tribute. Then the idea went international and Nash’s parents realised their dream of turning his tragic death into triumph. I salute their courage and hope they find happiness.
Stories such as this one are constant reminders of how blessed I am and teach me to appreciate and treasure all that I have, for who knows what the future will hold.
“Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose.”
Ps. Now I am watching the men’s final of the French Open, hoping to see Nadal triumph!