Converting Pain to Delight

Converting Pain to Delight

In my buzz titled “The Dilution of Pain” I wrote:

The antidote for personal pain is finding a way to release the personal pain and then finding a grand goal bigger than oneself to work on.
Ali Anani

It was a great coincidence that few days ago I watched an Egyptian TV program presented by a well-reputed lady called Mona el-Shazly. In her program, she invited a family who lost their young girl who passed away. I wish the interview was in English, but the grieved family were all in smiles. The mother was well-composed and spoke proudly of her memories and how she managed to turn her grief into an experience to remember. For those who understand Arabic this is the video link for the interview:

The mother spoke of how her daughter asked her frequently why can she have toys to play girls when many other young girls were denied these toys. Her mother explained to her that they lacked money to buy toys. The girl never accepted that she could enjoy having many toys when many others are denied to own even one toy.

When the girl passed away her mother wanted to find a way for the family to remember her. Suddenly, the mother remembered that her deceased young daughter wished that every girl would own a doll. The mother started a campaign urging people to donate toys to distribute them to the poor. The family endorsed the mothers’ idea and volunteered to support her campaign.

The video shows the joy the kids received from having toys of their own. The pleasure in their eyes was much greater than the sorrow the family had for the deceased girl. In the interview the mother spoke proudly of her daughter and how happy she will be because even though her life ended, her dream came into life.

I don’t know the girl. But the joy her sad death caused her family turned into great joy that surpassed their sorrow and filled them with pride. We all shall die one day, but what remains behind is the joy we create for the deprived people to own something.

Yes, we may convert sorrow into joy if we have bigger hearts than ourselves.

#22 This is the concept of the buzz. Thanks for your reflection @Marisa Fonseca Diniz

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Marisa Fonseca Diniz 4 d ago · #22

Death in the case of the little girl showed everyone that it is possible to revert sadness into love, to share joy comforts the pain of loss!

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#20 Thank you @Paul Walters. I am grateful for your very kind and encouraging comment. You know it is a fact that I equally appreciate your buzzes as as they are journeys of discoveries.

Paul Walters 5 d ago · #20

@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I often don't comment on your posts as I often feel that a random comment written on the spur of the moment could be perceived as trite. However, I DO read most of your posts that come your way and find them , like this one most profound. Thank you

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Dr. Ali Anani & Familia / Distinguidos Amigos & Familia / Demás Colaboradores & Familia.

Conexiones Humanas: (“El ser humano crece en edad y su corazón debe crecer en humildad”).

Al valor humano nuestra humildad para sembrar las semillas de los pensamientos sagrados, ya transformados en (ACTOS FRENTE A NUESTROS HIJOS E HIJAS Y VICEVERSAS EN NOSOTROS LOS PADRES).

Un entendimiento profundo para colocar pilares dentro de los cimientos humanos que se acogen de los valores que llevan por nombre “AMOR DE FAMILIA” en su transparencia, su complemento valioso y maravilloso desde lo "Espiritual, Intelectual, Profesional", para su conjunto de propósitos un enfoque que interioriza y caracteriza todo desde un corazón humilde, que se aviva con y hacia la fuente del amor de familia, como una sola familia que sin limitaciones se da y se abre des-interesadamente en actos simples para fomentar los equilibrios correspondientes de una vida sana en mente, cuerpo y alma; en esencia son los deberes de consciencia que moran en el corazón de quien siente su origen con profundo orgullo, desde su niñez que es profundamente inocente y que la dispone en cada día para bien extenderla abiertamente sin fronteras, sin hacer prejuicios ni perjuicios, se suma siempre en positivo para lo participativo, “Pensamientos que unen manos que construyen”

“Dios bendiga la familia en la presencia de todos los seres humanos, en especial a todos los niños y niñas”

Fuentes: Dios y la Universidad de la vida por Oswaldo E. Diaz D & Familia – Jueves 05-09-2019.


#17 Yes, dear friend and I share your delightful memories of your memorable daughter. Her character spread its seeds all over the places. Always, a new seed flourishes to grow a flower that we all enjoy its smell.

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Edward Lewellen Aug 31, 2019 · #17

Thank you for sharing this post, dear friend! Yes, my daughter died in her early 30’s as a result of cancer. But the memories I hold are those of how she always brought joy and happiness wherever she went. She was truly outward focused, kind, loving and always ready to help. Thank you for stimulating me to take another wonderful journey with her!

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I am pleasantly shocked to read your beautiful comment dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. Just few minutes ago and prior to reading your comment I uploaded a new buzz "The Healing of Love". Its theme is exactly the last line of your comment. What a coincidence!
So, my response to your comment is embedded in my new buzz.

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