The World Weaving A Tapestry Of Diversity

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People’s lives in this world are full of the good and the bad; happiness and sadness, and through it all everyone decides their own destiny and fortune. Life is beautiful but not always easy, it has problems, too, and the challenge lies in facing them with courage. Life is full of moments of joy, pleasure, success and comfort punctuated by misery, defeat, failures and problems. There is no human being on this plant, strong, powerful, wise or rich, who has not experienced some type of struggle, suffering or failure. Everyone brings their own uniqueness to the world weaving a tapestry of diversity. On October 5, 2015, I was fortunate enough to interview Mrs. C. B, an 88 year old Cuban-American woman, who lives in an assisted living, Green Hills, Inc., in West Orange, NJ. For a short amount of time that I was with her, she gave me a glimpse of her life and as her life story unfolded before me I learned how she loved, hated, and even managed to survive and accept all the challenges that life threw at her with a positive heart and mind. She never gave up. “I’m in love with life” said Mrs. C.B with a little smile. A simple answer that she gave when asked about her overall feelings and ideas about the life that she has lived so far. I asked if she could elaborate more on that and in that moment, the little smile grew wider and reached her eyes lighting them and causing them to crinkle at the corners. “The truth is…” she pauses as she places her cane on the side of the table “I

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