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Great joys somehow always come hand-in-hand with deep sorrows for me. Perhaps it is a quirk of fate to ensure that I stay humble and grounded in jubilation, while holding the lamp of hope high even in the nights of despair. So, I am accustomed to this feeling of happiness-sadness that fills my heart at present.
Happiness that eShe has completed three years. That I was able to keep pushing my limits month after month with discipline, determination and an eye on my dream. That we have inspired and touched the lives of millions of women and men around the world. That media platforms like Money Control syndicate our stories. That we rose slowly to rank 25 in content aggregator Feedspot’s list of the top women’s magazines in the world. That we have now expanded operations to Canada as well, and there are exciting times ahead.
But then, sadness at the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. At the surge of social injustices playing out around the world. At the discrimination and suppression of liberties. At how millions of people have lost lives and livelihoods overnight, with not even the luxury of mourning allowed to them.
Their grief subdues my exhilaration. I take heart in our inspirational cover personality Bethany Hamilton’s words of faith: “Beauty can come from hard times.” I hold the lamp of hope high.