If you’ve ever heard the saying: “you can learn and grow from every experience”, this is indeed true. I always wonder how everything that has happened in my life have led me to the person I become today. When I look back to some of the hardest moments, each of these experience have taught me some of the most important lessons and made me a better person. That love can heal, there are other people out there if you allow them in. Memories of loved ones live on forever. Take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. You alone are good enough. Words can kill. Friendship is sometimes bitter sweet. You cannot please everyone. Never settle or give up as life is a journey full of roadblocks. The best comes when you refuse to let failures break you down and acknowledge that there is a purpose for everything.
I like to laugh and I also like to make others laugh. Life passes by no matter you cry or laugh. So why wait all life for happiness? People often ask me, “What makes you so positive?” The truth is sometimes you don’t have a choice. When you fall into really bad situations, you cannot waste time in feeling sorry for yourself. You have to survive, build an armor around yourself and push on. My mom passed away 4 years ago. Others might see I’m coping it well. They think I should be over it. But sometimes I’ll stare at the emptiness and think about her. When I was a mess, I felt she’s still around and reminded me to hold on and be strong. Although I am still struggling with grief and uncertainties, mom taught me how to become a responsible person. I am meant to do amazing things, not just because that’s what mom wanted, but because I know what I am capable of.
You may be hitting rock bottom right now, remember that life isn’t all a dark cloud. There is light at the end of every tunnel and sometimes the rainbow you are looking for is just right in front of you. Never ever give up on yourself, there are people out there who care. You are meant to be who you are. All of the hard times you’ve gone through are not what power the stove. They are simply minor parts of the elements on the stove top that allow you to run smoothly. Experiences do not define who you are. Never forget your past or where you came from, but use them as motivation to move forward. Even if the journey so far is not that satisfied, learn the lessons, rebuild your life and set off again. Give life a second chance.