THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE DREAMERS
Last week we were all looking forward to the results of the negotiations for the approval of the federal spending plan between Republicans and Democrats. The Democratic proposal was linked to the legalization of the Dreamers once and for all.
The government partially closed but on Monday both parties reached a political agreement in order to reopen the government, although the legalization of the Dreamers was not included.
Winston Churchill once said it this way: "In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times."
This is another lost battle, but the war continues.
I know there is light at the end of the tunnel. And I believe it not because I trust the politicians but because I trust the Dreamers, in their perseverance. I know they are fighters, they will not let their arms down and they will not give up, ever! The dream is still alive.
All this situation makes me reflect on the following story: The little frogs in the hole:
A group of frogs were traveling in the forest, and suddenly two of them fell into a deep hole. The other frogs gathered around the hole and shouted at them that they thought they were dead because it would be impossible for them to leave. The two frogs paid no attention to what the others were shouting at them and kept jumping to try to get out. Finally one of the frogs paid atten- tion to what all the others said and gave up. He stopped jumping and died. Another continued jumping with all his strength, despite the negative voices that told him to give up. He jumped so hard that he finally came out of the hole.
When he came out, the other frogs asked him, "Did not you hear what we were saying?" The frog replied, "No, I'm deaf and I thought you were encouraging me to come out of the hole."
Persistence is vital in order to survive. If you have a dream and a purpose in your life, go after it. Keep going, no matter how many times you fall into the hole, no matter how many times they say no to you.
The Dreamers have the strength to climb the highest mountains, to tear down thousands of walls, break schemes and change the world.