People all over the world are faced with one problem or the other; many people live their lives struggling and trying to make ends meet.
Basically, one has to be thankful for life and appreciate the little things one gets from it. One also has to be thankful for sound health despite the daily challenges we face. Remember the saying, when there is life, there is hope!
The lives of 81 year-old Liang Zifu and Li Suying, his 77 year-old wife, will make you marvel. If you live a life full of luxury, their story will remind you of the constant struggle of people all over the world. This couple has been living in a cave near Nanchong city for the past 54 years; they raised their four children there and tried living normal lives there. This cave is situated in southwest China’s Sichuan province. They moved into the cave when they got married because they could not afford to build a house in the village.
Over time, they have been able to create three bedrooms, one kitchen and a pigsty in the cave. The local authorities tried making the couple leave their cave house and find somewhere better to live. The old couple however refused to live as they have gotten accustomed to their house which they said is appropriate for the weather. It is cooler than outside in summer and said to be warmer inside when it is winter.
It is interesting to note that this old couple has seen this cave as their home and are not ready to leave; this should not be surprising as they have spent many beautiful years in that space and have had wonderful moments in it. They are simply happy with what they have and hold the cave dear to their hearts. See pictures of the couple who lived in a cave for 54 years below:
1. Meet the cave-couple
Nothing could ever beat the feeling of being with the love of your life forever; they have lived 54 solid years of their lives in this cave and they seem more than happy together.
2. Cave turned home
The definition of happiness to many people is relative; happiness to this old couple comes with contentment.
3. Li Suying in her cave home
Life is what we make of it really; this old couple took the decision to live in a cave after they got married. We have to acknowledge the fact that that is not a decision many young couples will be willing to take now. Some marriages have crashed because the ladies refused to live in villages or with their in-laws. You can imagine what would happen if a man ever suggests living in a cave to his wife in this generation.
4. Inside the cave
This old couple has found ways to make themselves happy in their cave home. They do not feel like outcasts as they have found means of connecting with the outside world.
What a lovely story for all of us to learn from!