While looking at some pictures of flooding in Bangladesh, I was drawn to a few things that I saw in the photos. Even though the situation was dire and lives were lost, the people in the photos never let it show on their faces. They stopped whatever they were doing, waist high in muddy water, to muster smiles and even a wave. I am not sure if this was due to the fact that flooding is a part of life there or not. This is a country that is the most prone to tornadoes, floods and cyclones than any other in the world. here are some photos that I collected on the web that show the lack of hopelessness on these poor people’s faces. I love Bangladeshis.
What great people! It seems as though disasters have taught Bangladeshis the true meaning of happiness. You almost want to scream, “Get out of the dirty water! There’s a flood around you! Aren’t you concerned?.” No, the water can bury their houses and crops but apparently it cannot bury their determination.
Now even though they are smiling, please don’t slight the plight in this country. They do need help. Lots of it, so let’s remember them in our prayers. Maybe send some umbrellas?