“Living on the streets and being taken advantage of. . .that would be worse than death,” I shuddered as I thought about the moments in my life when running away from home had seemed like the best option for my family.
“Nothing is worse than death,” a male friend remarked. Surprised, I shot him a questioning look. There are many things that I would rather be killed than face.
Then he continued: “When you are alive, there is still hope.”
I never thought about life that way. This trailer has been playing all of the time at the movie theater where I work and reminded me of that statement.
Now, I know many people who disagree with some of the Stephen Hawking’s conclusions. To be honest, he is not someone that I have studied a great deal. However, his disbelief in God differs from my faith. However, he is a truly amazing man who overcome great anguish as well as discovered amazing scientific theories. That is something that all people can appreciate and respect.
One of the messages of the movie seems to be the same as what my friend said: “Where there is life, there is hope.” That is so hard to remember but is very true.
Each day, we are given a chance. There are choices to be made, words to be said, friends to be made, relationships to be broken. So many possibility lie in store that we cannot even imagine. That is overwhelming for me to think about. However, that also brings great hope.
Today I am alive. That is inspiring in and of itself.