What brought me to write this post?
Today we watched “The Farewell“, a movie about a Chinese grandmother who gets lung cancer and what her family does after deciding not to tell her. Billy, her granddaughter who moved to America when she was 6 years old, is now 30. She is struggling to get on with her life, but once she learns about her Nai Nai’s health condition, after being denied to fly to visit her in China, she decides to take follow her heart and join her grandmother and her family, before is too late.
There is a given scene of the movie, that made me think about my own struggles as an immigrant, and how much I love my family. After watching this film, I realized that for me, family love is:
That makes me wonder:
- How much do we realize the value of family these days?
- How does it feel to be physically separated from your beloved ones?
- What’s the connection between our social distancing and living abroad?
I realize that …
- My family is a unique and strong source of limitless undying love.
- I am grateful to have them around and count on them.
- Love could cure you, support you and carry you on everywhere you go.
All you need is love
I personally thank you for reading this article, I celebrate your courage and resilience.
Now that you know a little more about myself, I invite you to take a moment to look around you, staying curious, being brave, spreading love to reflect about the following questions:
- When you hear about love, where is it for you? How does is look like?
- How do you do give and receive love? Is it limitless and undying?
- What is holding you back to connect with the great power of love you have inside, and share it with the world?
Please stay at home, take a deep breath, keep yourself safe, and remember that:
We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!