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Why our Lebanese Friends Are More Important Than We Think

Why our Lebanese Friends Are More Important Than We Think

Henry David Thoreau once said, “The language of friendship is not words but meanings”, and if the obstacles and burdens of the past two years have taught us anything, it’s the true meaning of friendship.

Amid the reviving hope for a new start to our Lebanon, our friends were there to share our dreams and aspirations for a better future, as we chanted and marched the streets on the October 17th revolution.  

Amid a crippling economic crisis that led to nothing but devastation and starvation as the living cost got higher day by day, our friends were there to share our anguish and turn our hopelessness into hope. Hope that tomorrow will be better. Hope that we are going to survive this, together. 

Amid an everlasting coronavirus pandemic that stole away our loved ones and a social life keeping us on the edge from breaking down, our friends were there to share our grief and misery. To show us that we are not alone on our emptiest and loneliest days. To show us we are loved at a time where the feeling of love has almost become forgotten.  

Amid an explosion that shocked the world’s ionosphere, murdered our people, and devastated our homes, our friends were there to share our trauma and push us into surviving, once again. Our friends were there to share our anger, frustration, and heartache.   

Amid the hundreds of crises our Lebanon is passing through, our friends were a phone call away from drawing a smile on our faces, making our days a little better, and reminding us of our strength.

And when all hope was broken, when despair and agony followed us like our own shadows, friends became our only hope.

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