Have you ever felt out of breath after knowing a piece of bad news?
Have you ever seen the world in a gray monotone after a tragedy hits you?
More importantly, what do you do after something threatened to break you down and leave you in nothing but sobs and tears?
This is a video of the intertwined lives of a young girl and her dog, Olieng.
Started off fearful of her neighbor’s dog, she used to scamper and back off whenever Olieng approaches. Seeing it every day, however, gradually caused her to become more attached and her fear ebbed.
Shortly after her neighbor’s passing, she adopted Olieng. They became inseparable … until the day Olieng was taken away from her in a traffic accident.
The screams, shouts, and sobs didn’t bring it back. The lack of any animal care in proximity meant there was no way she could help except for holding it and watching it close its eyes.
Was she devastated? Was she heartbroken? Was she distraught?
Yes. Who wouldn’t be?
But she channeled, transformed that unbearable sadness into energy and motivation. Becoming a vet wasn’t easy. Yet she managed because she didn’t want what happened to her to happen to somebody else.
We will all go through misfortunes, setbacks, and mishaps. After all, it is the way of life.
It doesn’t have to define us though – because we can choose how to react to it. It will be difficult, painful, and you will bite your lips so hard that they will bleed. However, only through adversity will we grow, and there is no better feeling than pushing through the darkness into the light. So brace yourself against the challenges ahead!
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