Dirgahayu 70 Tahun Republik Indonesia – The Best Future is yet to come

Louisa Hartono (Nonik) – Surabaya

 

I used to protest and throw anger, bitterness and resentment toward God for “forcing” me to return to Indonesia and not allowing me to stay in Europe. I thought that my dreams were taken away and shattered.

But now here I am, standing in front of hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and school principals in the urban slum of Surabaya, giving them motivation and testimony about the study and achievement that I have accomplished so far, all thanks to His grace. I encouraged them to not give up and keep supporting their children to go to school and continue their education. I told them to not afraid to dream big. I told them that success is not limited to one’s financial restriction, nor that it is defined or confined to one’s material possessions.

Seeing tears in their eyes that turn into a sparkling or twinkling of hope, knowing that there’s still hope for their children’s future, hearing them thank you for the work that you do and saying that there’s nothing they can do to repay back, are definitely something that money can’t buy. It is very a rewarding experience and is far much better than sitting on a desk, in front of you laptop, in a luxurious building. To know that your speech can create an impact and change someone’s mind and life is really incredible.

A gentle reminder suddenly and secretly creeps in, reminded me that this is something I’ve always wanted: to do a public speaking in front of hundreds people, be an aspirator and motivator about the importance of education. God does this through ways that I never thought of. He makes that happen in HIS ways, not in my way, and His ways are perfect and beautiful.

I know that this is not over, better and marvelous things are yet to come.

 

 

About Louisa Hartono

Nonik – cewek kelahiran Semarang dan besar di Purworejo. Setelah menamatkan studi masternya di Swiss, dia kembali ke Indonesia. Saat ini bekerja sebagai CSR Field Coordinator & Donor Liaison Officer di salah satu perusahaan ternama di Surabaya. Hobinya masih sama: jalan-jalan, membaca, dan belajar bahasa asing. Walaupun tulisannya banyak mengkritik Indonesia, tapi mimpi dan hatinya tetap bagi Indonesia. Suatu saat ingin bisa kerja di UNESCO sambil membawa nama Indonesia di kancah internasional, lalu pulang dan bikin perpustakaan dan learning center di Purworejo, kampung halamannya.

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10 Comments to "Dirgahayu 70 Tahun Republik Indonesia – The Best Future is yet to come"

  1. Nonik-Louisa  24 August, 2015 at 08:21

    halo teman2 semua…. terima kasih sudah menayangkan tulisan ini. Saya sebenarnya kaget kok tau2 bisa masuk Baltyra, karena saya kan bikinnya di note FB & tidak dikirimkan ke Baltyra. Eeeh tau2 nongol, ya baguslah kalau menurut tim redaksi tulisan saya itu dianggap bagus & layak muat hehehehee ^^

    Sekarang saya sedang sekolah di sekolah kehidupan, dididik untuk belajar rendah hati sama Tuhan wkwkwkwwk. Prosesnya gak gampang, harus terus taat & setia, keep trusting Him no matter what. Dan buahnya pasti akan manis rasanya….

  2. J C  20 August, 2015 at 18:04

    Nonik, I like you spirit! Indonesia needs people like you!

  3. Dj. 813  19 August, 2015 at 18:32

    Hallo Nonik . . .
    Tanpa ada impian, tidak akan ada kenyataan .
    Dari satu impian dan kemudian perjuangan, ada kemungkinan akan tercapai .
    Terimakasih dan salam,

  4. Handoko Widagdo  18 August, 2015 at 07:17

    Menurut Diponegoro dihadiranmu di Surabaya adalah TAKDIR.

  5. Swan Liong Be  17 August, 2015 at 22:38

    Nonik, I hope your wish will come true! Actually I’m a little bit skeptical.

  6. james  17 August, 2015 at 15:37

    ada hadir mbak Lani….makasih absenannya

    Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia yang ke-70

  7. djasMerahputih  17 August, 2015 at 11:32

    typho…

  8. djasMerahputih  17 August, 2015 at 11:08

    Hadirr tji LANI…. thanks.

    I know that this is not over, better and marvelous things are yet to come.
    ——————–
    Than we support each other…. God bless you Nonik…

  9. Lani  17 August, 2015 at 10:50

    NONIK : Tuhan punya rencana buatmu. Tuhan telah tunjukkan itu pd dirimu………kamu harus balik ketanah air dan berkaya disini…….

  10. Lani  17 August, 2015 at 10:48

    Hadir, sambil absenin trio kenthir tercinta

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