In this toxic world where we live in, it may sometimes be hard to see the positive side of things. Unfortunate happenings may take place, but those 'impossible' times (which we all got through in the end) have undoubtedly changed the way we look at life, right? It was during those difficult situations, that we learned our lesson. There would always be something good to pick up in every obstacle that we face. And our parents play a huge part in those so called 'lessons'. Although we don't seem to acknowledge and appreciate them all the time, we just know that they'll always be there for us.
I've always dreamed of becoming a better version of myself for the future children whom I will have to raise someday. I want to show them what love is, and how it overcomes everything. I want to tell them about Jesus and that He is everything anyone could ever need. I wanna teach them a lot of things, of which I will share with you three today:
1. You don't always have to fight back.
Yes, I know it's hard to not fight back, to not defend yourself, especially when you know and feel that you're right. But a wise person once quoted, "Be selective in your battles. Sometimes, peace is better than being right." As absurd as this quote may seem like, it speaks truth! Even when it's hard, you don't always have to prove your point, I'm not saying you just allow people to ruin your life, or spread falsehood against you. If you really are in the right side, things will eventually work out. Someday, somehow, the truth will be revealed. You don't have to stress yourself, everything will work out. Been there, done that.
2. You're unique. Don't go around copying others.
If there's one thing I see in this world that I dislike, it would be people trying to be someone they're clearly not. Why go around trying to be like someone else when you can simply be yourself? You don't have to always be a part of what's "in". You don't have buy all the latest trendy items in the mall, just so you could have friends because if that's the only thing that keeps you "friends", then maybe they're not true friends, after all. So stop trying to copy someone else, and focus on how you can bring out the best in you. You're special. Be original. Be you!
3. If it's meant for you, it will find it's way.
I always go through times when I want something, but can't have it. I often feel bad at first, I get frustrated because I can't have what I want. Only sometimes do I immediately accept it, but my mom always tells me that 'if it's for you, it's for you. If it's not, then it's not." No matter how hard we try and try, if what we want isn't really meant for us, then there's no sense in what we're doing! I think the best thing to do when you want something, is to first pray about it, then try your best. If things still don't work out, if it doesn't really affect your life, then maybe just leave it. Who knows? You may wake up one day and everything's settled already!