One Belongs to Thousands

Crisanta Mihangos
Posted April 10, 2019 from Philippines
One Belongs to Thousands

A long alley of milky sand situated perfectly on a small island was as dazzling as the diamond crown placed on the head of the true queen and the people were waiting patiently just to have a glimpse for its beauty. 

It was indeed tantalizing, no wonder why people would fall in line for quite an hour for their turn to witness and experience the breathtaking island, this was no joke, no filter applied. This was my first time to visit one of the many striking islands in my new home province - Leyte. We traveled for three and a half-hour to southern part of the province; we had taken a break for a while before we rode another 15 minutes drive to where the entrance to the beautiful Canigao Island located. I was shocked to find out a crowded place like this welcomed by people well prepared and dressed in chic linen which instantly gave me the vibe of summer. The expectation for its exquisiteness suddenly snooped out my mind.

The moment I saw this white paradise, every question had been answered. As I remembered the feelings, my heart was filled with delight and it made me proud of what lies in our archipelago not because it was my home but because I have experienced it first hand. The place was surrounded by the alluring white sand that caressed my skin and when I walked a little farther I saw the area of protected marine sanctuary and intact aquatic tree species which served as my shield from the heat, after I have enjoyed swimming in its glass-like sea water. The green leaves have touched the ground freely which gave me sense of serenity, freedom and relaxation. It washed away the worries and stress I have hoarded for a week, as if there was an automatic button for renewing. I felt relieved and once again felt the certainty of being alive.

I could not imagine living a life without reaching out for more. I suddenly craved for life, one that was not powered by money and influence but sustained through the blessings of every earth's treasure and paradise. The wonderful thing was, this one island belongs to thousands of others waiting to be discovered. This one belongs to thousands placed in every corner of the world crying for our help and protection. We need to seek for it and not be blinded by money, profit and power instead initiate effort and be the steward to maintain its purity and natural structure and grant them no harm in return.  

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Jill Langhus
Apr 10, 2019
Apr 10, 2019

Hi Csam,

Thanks for sharing your lovely story about this beautiful island and your appreciation for nature and encapsulating so perfectly what you saw there. Are you a conservationist?

I hope you have a great day, and rest of the week!

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 10, 2019
Apr 10, 2019

Hi Ms. Jlanghus, thank you for the assessment.

I am fortunately one of the members/staff of an organization implementing a project for Leyte Sab-a peatland forest restoration initiative here in the Philippines. Island may perhaps different from peatland, but the eagerness to conserve, restore and protect such natural ecosystems that we have are now actually my current mission.

Jill Langhus
Apr 11, 2019
Apr 11, 2019

You're welcome:-) Oh, that's great to hear! I wondered when I read your post.

I'm really looking forward to hearing more about your project and mission. Don't forget to look on the WP "Resources" page for funding opportunities, too. There have been a few posted lately from Ana that are focused on conservation.

Hope you have a great day!

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 11, 2019
Apr 11, 2019

Good day Ms. Jlanghus,
Thank you for the information.
I will definitely check this one.

May you have a wonderful day always.

Jill Langhus
Apr 12, 2019
Apr 12, 2019

Hello there,

Great!

Thanks, and you, too:-)

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 11, 2019
Apr 11, 2019

Hello CSAM,

It is so encouraging to read about your visit to this beautiful part of the world, and your loving attention to the environment and our collective need to protect it. You will find here in World Pulse many of us who are environmentalists and who see the connection as you do, that control of women and our priorities is connected to the widespread destruction of our Earth. Welcome to World Pulse!
In sisterhood,
Tam

Crisanta Mihangos
Apr 12, 2019
Apr 12, 2019

Hi Ms. Tim,
Sending my sincere thanks that I was able to let you know the world's most concern and you are happy of what I am writing and also, I am glad to hear about the environmentalists that I may be able to reach out to continue spreading our advocacy together.

Thank you very much!

echo demitrez
Apr 22, 2019
Apr 22, 2019

wera yernkoi onniteryu remp,

jikkas tyuwerda sawmporeas layko endosse werantey teis powen wegyuertyuion eddelias...

werko elitas!
echo.

Beth Lacey
May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

Beautiful

Crisanta Mihangos
May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

Hi Ms. Beth. Thank you very much.