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Nature’s hope in a pandemic

I chose this shot of me in Campawan Curtain Falls of Baganga, Davao Oriental because nature is one of the strongest antidote to stress.

If this wonderful, gentle soul of a 14-year old Jewish girl named Anne Frank had survived the Holocaust, her words will still ring true during these trying times of the pandemic. In those dark times, she didn’t come out of hiding, and wasn’t able to touch nature, yet she did not lose hope. Born in 1929, she would have been 92 today, still cheering people on positively. Learn from her wise words.

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.

I’ve found that there is always some beauty left—in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.

Whoever is happy will make others happy.

(from the Diary of Anne Frank)

Anne Frank became a tragic symbol for all Holocaust victims because of the diary she wrote while in hiding from the Nazis with her family from 1942-1944 (Rex Features)

Visitor viewing Anne Frank’s original diary
Photo collection Anne Frank Stichting, Amsterdam / photo: Cris Toala Olivares

You can view more about this brave girl in the Anne Frank Museum.

Reach out and make me smile! :-)

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