Diane Dillon
Posted November 9, 2018 from Canada
hope rising
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i have traveled for many years and met so many people from all walks of life. I wrote stories about 2 women I met one being Mrs Cunningham and the other being Olga, their stories were inspiring to me from 2 different countries.

I recently  saw my doctor this week and he is from another country and such an excellent person, he asked me to meet with his daughter who is coming to Canada from south Africa, she is interested in becoming a human rights lawyer and she is also interested in political science.

She will be coming at Christmas time and I told him I would be glad to meet with her, it is such an opportunity to help someone in these fields of interest.

I have a background in human rights and also studied law but am a year short of law degree but I still study all the time. I also founded a social justice organization on a shoe string budget so these opportunities are wonderful and exciting and inspiring.

I feel honored when asked for my opinion or help and realize that hope and justice are desired and there are no borders and more people are joining in on causes that affect everyone.

These are very empowering experiences

This story was submitted in response to What Gives You Hope?.

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Diane Dillon
Nov 09, 2018
Nov 09, 2018

we are expanding our ideas and areas of interest with others

Jill Langhus
Nov 10, 2018
Nov 10, 2018

Hi Diane,

Thanks for sharing your post and letting us know what inspires you. I agree. I feel very honored and empowered, too, when others ask for my opinion as well. I can definitely relate.

I hope you're having a great day and that you have a great visit with your new-found friend.

Good luck with your story submission.

Princesse MUHINDO
Nov 19, 2018
Nov 19, 2018

Bonjour Diana,
Juste vous encourager dans vos ambitions avec votre domaine de justice, De ma part je compte sur toi car avec toi toute absence de justice ou manquement du droit aura une fin. Merci de votre loyauté Mme.

Mauwa Brigitte
Nov 22, 2018
Nov 22, 2018

Nous devons partager nos idées avec les autres pour développer nos talents.

Hellen Kimanzi
May 26
May 26

Hello Diane,
Thank you for sharing with us what gives you hope. I agree with you that so many people out here are yearning for justice and thank you for being there to share your experiences with them. Cheers to new friends you make every travel you undertake.

With Love.