There is an orchestra in an impoverished town in Paraguay where most of the instruments are fashioned from garbage and thrown away trash from the landfill. The young people who play in this orchestra are incredibly talented, and grateful for the chance to make beautiful music.
They don’t stop and complain about the fact that their instruments are made from trash. Instead they elevate the quality of the music they make with their homemade instruments. I find them to be very inspirational.
It reminds me that as a new year is beginning again, we need to approach our lives with creativity and possibility rather than negativity and complaining. The old adage “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is never more true than with this orchestra. These kids are proof positive that anything is possible, as long as you have a dream and you point your life towards it.
Beauty an inspiration exist everywhere. Even in the slums and landfills of Paraguay where no one has anything. Their orchestra will be touring in the future, and a documentary is being made about them. Watch this wonderful video and be inspired to yourself.
Text Copyright © 2012 by Victoria Young