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How many times do we say we want to disappear, without leaving a trace in another’s life? Due to anger and pain, we wish to remove those people from our life. But there is always a footprint that will never be easily erased. It leads them to us, or it shows us the road to get back to them. 

We leave a footprint in other people’s life. It might be a good one or bad one. It’s not easy to get over those we cared for, who we used to live with, who we shared their wonderful moments. No matter how we try to stay together, there will be always circumstances that will part us from each other. Some can’t deal with the idea of leaving their dear ones; they drown in sadness and tears. Others deal with it in logic, they accept being away from their dear ones, though deep inside the pain is bottomless. They will always hold the memories in their hearts. Sometimes hearing their voices, although they never see each other for years. But the strength of their existence is always there, feeling them near, no matter how distant they are.  There is always the album that holds their memories, but it is only photos. The moments they shared together and might never share it again, it came once in their lives, now seen only as frozen moment in a photo album. The only one thing left that makes them smile is recalling what was happening the moment they took these shots.    

With every step we take, in each other’s life we are creating a new experience, a new adventure.  It doesn’t matter how long we remain in their life, the most important thing is what we did for them, to let them feel secure if they were not. It doesn’t matter if we were meeting up with them daily, what matter is how many times we made them smile when their eyes were full of tears. The change we are able to make in their life is all what matters.  The good trace we leave in their track is the foot print that will lead them back to us in every time they need someone to rely on.  They will feel that there is someone in this world ready to stand by them.  Just by typing an email and hitting send, or by picking up the phone and dialing their numbers.  We can be sure from their positive respond because of the good footprints they left when they had to leave our life.  As if they were looking backward, to make sure their footprints will be there after they leave, so that they will be there when we need them.

But some people leave painful foot prints in others lives. Maybe a word that has been said that leaves a scar in the heart, that makes us feel sad and hurt.  Or a specific situation we faced that makes us feel lost, or even cry, no matter how long ago that happened with us.  Those who cause the aching trace also, they walk over our life with steady steps that only make sure the wound will be deeper at the time they left our life forever.  That kind of foot prints pushes us to analyze, trying to find out the reason behind it. Why would those who were the biggest part of our life hurt us on purpose?  At least if they can’t leave a good trace, let them go silently and leave us peacefully.    

But living in peace is not so easy for some people.  Fighting, causes trouble and dealing irrationally with life’s issues are all that some people can do when their mind stops thinking. Dealing with the troubles that we face by using our brain is what every person should do, by using our brain we are acting as human beings

Every footprint we have left in another’s life should be useful and supporting ones.  Life has its ups and downs; we meet people who are ready to enter the storm just to save us. And we might meet those who would leave us in the middle of the storm, never thinking to give us a helping hand.  They escape in their own life, leaving us on the edge. But never regret good footprints you leave in the life of those who hurt you. 

No matter how mean they were to you, nobody knows their circumstances, the difficulties they faced in their life. They might walk on the wrong path since they were young, with no one there to lead them the right way; and that’s why they are lost. They might live in darkness through their days, and it gets scary in their nights. No one there to lighten up their road and show them that they were there for them. 

Keep on leaving good footprints in others lives, no matter how hard they have pushed you away from them by acting in a hurtful way. No one likes to live in hatred, it’s not a choice they made, its’ the environment they lived in.  No one likes to hurt others, we are all God’s creatures and God put the love and nothing but the love inside of our hearts.  Maybe it’s the unfair world they lived in, the people they faced on their path, who taught them the wrong concept about hurting others to protect yourself.  They never learned that by loving others they will have an unlimited power and they would live in peace.

The moment we enter someone’s life we are starting to make footprints in their lives, it’s in the photos we take, the words we talk. It’s in the benefit of every struggle we make, not the fight that leaves hatred.  And sometimes it’s in one word we say to a stranger, we might have a very big impact and open their eyes to something they have never been aware of. 

It hurts when we are forced to leave those who we truly loved, but there is an end to every road we travel. Better we leave a good trace that will make them smile when they think of us.  And some day, if life lets them down, they will look at those footprints that we left in their life, and it will lead them back to us.  

In some way, someday.



September 30, 2010 - Posted by | childhood, emotions, English, fear, Footprints, forgiveness, friendship, Letters, Life, Love, Memorial, Memories, others, Past, Peace, Promises, silence, Smile, Speak, Thought, Trust, Words


  1. Jinan –

    Another fantastic post. I’m hoping the footprints I leave will be worthwhile following back to me.

    Keep writing!


    Comment by Doris | October 25, 2010 | Reply

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    Comment by bet365 | October 2, 2010 | Reply

  3. I thank you for your footprints in my life Jinan…
    I thank everyone for their footprints and loving memories…

    Much Love ~~ Gill xXx

    Comment by Gill | October 2, 2010 | Reply

  4. Quite insightful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Peace & Blessings to you and yours.

    Comment by A. Laurie Fraser | September 30, 2010 | Reply

  5. Wonderful article Sister as always well written and straight from your heart Keep up the Amazing work, you have left your footprints. Namaste xXx Much Love

    Comment by Brenda McAleer | September 30, 2010 | Reply

  6. Thank you I really needed this very helpful

    Comment by nanbp | September 30, 2010 | Reply

  7. Very BEAUTIFUL Jinan. You did hit that one on the mark. I love it!!!!

    Comment by Nora | September 30, 2010 | Reply

  8. Very nice writing. 😉
    Well done.

    Comment by recision | September 30, 2010 | Reply

  9. You make me stop and think. You’re writing is so wonderful,you write from your heart. You are a STAR keep shinning lovely lady!

    Comment by Justin | September 30, 2010 | Reply

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