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Work together and keep hope alive

By Chris A. Quilpa

Amidst the crises and insecurities in our lives, sometimes we find a surprising ability to rise up and stand tall. After a fall, after disaster, sometimes we bounce back and find normality.

Yes, it’s true that wars, natural disasters, fires, diseases, poverty and injustice can knock us down, but we can recover and become well again.

Resilience is one of our best characteristics as human beings. It is a constructive and positive attitude toward that which makes life difficult and unpleasant. With faith, hope and resilience, we can overcome crises and other challenges that come our way.

Out of our eventful, imperfect life, we have the ability and the capacity to rebound and recover. We must never give up.

Indeed, we are a resilient people, equipped with optimism that we can overcome today’s challenges and make our world better than before.

With patience and persistence, we continue working towards the realization of our dreams.

As part of the human race, we should care about our fellow men and women, and we should be determined to make a difference for others, not just for ourselves.

Despite the hard things happening around us, we can adapt and contribute to the overall improvement and development of the human race.

With our hope, with a deep and abiding faith in God, and with resilience, we can continue to work together, to move forward to restore our damaged lives and aspire toward a common objective: a peaceful, safer world for all.

Chris A. Quilpa, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, lives in Suffolk. Email him at chris.a.quilpa@gmail.com.