"No more crying, No more begging, No more hoping. Let us go where our dreams really do come true." ~ Aley
Hispanics really are a blessed race because we carry in our blood the passion and desire to push forward and reach our dreams and ideals; so much so that the Latin diaspora has extended to every corner of the planet.
Our history is delicious just like our food. It is a saga that is full of tales that have navigated the rivers of time, originating in ancient Mesopotamia and cultivated in the Iberian Peninsula to later get mixed up with the legends of the first Native Americans and with the wild customs of Africa. This is how we came to be like a salad of many colors and many flavors.
As all strong races are, we are a product of many sufferings and stumbles in our evolution. We have all heard the stories of our forefathers who had to fight with tooth and nail to find a better life in this country. Even today we are sometimes soldiers in battles without victories.
I understand this because I am just like you. Sometimes you feel like a lost swallow desperately searching for her Capistrano. Life can often push you down just when you think you are making progress. In these moments, like the scariest horror movie, your thoughts take you to dark places. This is when you need to remember that these thoughts create your destiny.
Do not allow yourself to become a castaway lost in the sea of your own thoughts. Rather tame that savage beast! Take it by the horns and program your mind to all that is positive. Tell yourself that you are STRONG, you are CAPABLE, you are INTELIGENT, you are GRATEFUL, you are LOVED, and you are SEXY!
Every day you are given a clean slate where you can write your own story, your own legacy. Our daily walk does not occur in a poppy field. Rather it is an arid desert that can only be nurtured with positive steps, with friendly smiles, with noble acts, and with gestures of love. It all depends on you.
And just like that, we can start planting seeds that will grow and flower beautifully regardless of where in the world we are. This is how we can transform our desert into a lovely, nurturing and verdant garden. And when we have won the battle with ourselves, we will put an end to the crying, the begging, and the longing and will embark on the trip to our own Eden.