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2011 January 13
by Stanley Quan

Sometimes it’s easy to complain about the tough choices we have to make each day. I read a story today that changed how I look at my decisions.

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. The story was about Natasha Marcial, a mother who survived the quake only to contract cholera and face a decision that no one should have to make. She had to decide whether to give up her newborn or search for her missing children. Natasha made the tough choice to stay at the clinic with her newborn, and was left to only hope for the best for her two other children. Fortunately, her family was eventually reunited a week later.

So going back to most of our lives, in the grand scheme of things, many of our day-to-day decisions really aren’t that bad. At least for me, this perspective helps.

2 Responses
  1. Steve permalink
    January 20, 2011


    I wrote the article you’re talking about. I was stunned by the strength and resolve of Natasha as she struggled to put her family back together. Life is hard for the Haitians, but they truly illustrate that their spirit will not be broken. I’m thrilled that the article spoke to you.

    • Stanley permalink*
      January 20, 2011

      Thanks, Steve. It was a beautifully written article and spoke to my heart and I’m sure many other people’s as well. I’m glad I could share it. Keep doing what you’re doing, cause it’s working :)

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