What keeps you going every single day? You know, that thing that fires you up, tickles your toes, and pokes your heels to leap, or even run with a penguin-like pair of happy feet? That one good thing that gives you a merry heart?
Dreams. They give me wings. They make my heart flutter, and wildly take my imagination to a place, full of vivid colors and exciting possibilities. It scares me sometimes, the great unknown. But it pays to set your sights on to what could possibly be good, rather than what could go wrong.
If you wake up to mornings dragging yourself to the shower with arc-shaped lips and folded eyebrows like you’re about to drop onto the floor and cry – – friend, you’re in danger zone and you’ve got to pull yourself out of it!
“Why me?”, you asked. Well, of course. Because you are your own best friend. Let me break it to you. The people around you, they can only do so much. You have to accept that. If you don’t see yourself worthy of a meaningful existence, a higher calling, or up for a bigger purpose, then right there, you’ve already lost the battle. Why? Because the last person who could ever have that faith in you has just given up. And that’s you. You have lost your faith, in you.
People will find it hard to fight for someone who won’t even fight for themselves. Even if they do, they can only get very far. If you’re that someone, please don’t neglect your own self. You’re too precious for that. The sooner you’ll realize this truth the sooner you’ll get out of the hollow you’re in.
We often forget that the life we have is not some sort of entitlement. Rather, it’s a gift, an opportunity. No wonder we take it for granted many times. We complain a lot, we get frustrated and sad for too long that it shortens our breath and aches our bodies. Oftentimes, we get too focused on our own hurts and forget about the rest of the world who’s hurting too. We don’t look far and wide enough. Our “own world” is too small just like a hole that we dig into. So what happens? We let our brilliance slip from memory. We lose the spark. We become immobile, useless according to our own terms.
Friend, can you come back to the land of the living? We need you here. The years you’ve lived with all the battles you’ve fought hard and may have lost- is not everything. That is not all there is to it. You became more because of those struggles. And there is more to life, more good things yet to come. And you’ve got to focus on these. You and I already know that we have a limited time. So let’s fill what we have with memories we can be proud of, and leave a legacy that we have lived our lives to the full and lived it well- well enough to touch others.
When you add life to life, it just gets better. When you add life to where there’s a lack of it, then you’re standing on higher ground. With your scars and all, you can still help people. If you’re that someone who needs help, receive it. There may be times when you’d feel the need to ask for it, go ahead because that’s okay. But remember, while you ask others for help, help yourself too. Start with you.