The People Who Are Strong

The people who are strong are those who have been hurt so much that they don’t see the point in being sad anymore. The people who smile the most are those who have cried so hard that they dont see anyone/anything worth their tears anymore. The people who give the most thanks are those who have been brought down to a point that they realise what is life’s true happiness- the little things that we have, but we don’t see.

 

Happiness don’t come in the form of big things. And happiness have to come from within. We can’t force happiness, but once we have learnt to ‘let go’, trust me, we will be happy. It’s not easy, but it makes life more worth living 🙂

 

I’ve been disappointed too many times to expect anything anymore. Confusion isn’t a state of mind. It comes from behaviours, actions, and reactions. I feel sad, still do, but it’s not going to last. What I am going to bring out of this is going to make me a stronger person, and I cannot wait to see what I will turn out to be. I am going to be who I want to be, I am going to be me. And I deserve this. I’ve worked for it, I deserve to be me.

 

I can expect, but I cannot anticipate. A good friend once said. How true.

 

Trust me. Don’t hope on someone else. Hope in God, place all the faith and hope in Him. And then. have faith in yourself. The future is, really, in the palms of your own hands.

 

Smile 🙂

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Owe NO One a Living

When I was in primary school, I saw a sign that says: Singapore owe no one a living. I didn’t quite understand the meaning of that phrase.

But today, I’m gg put it into action.

I don’t owe anyone a living. My life belongs to me, I make my own decisions. I make myself happy. God, too, definitely. But human wise- its me. It’s good to be selfish once in a while. I think I deserve it. I deserve to make myself happy, and not rely on anything perishable on this earth.

I’m not going to be at no ones mercy. I’m not going to wait. There’s more in life than stupid things like these. I want to do voluntary work. I want to get an internship. I want to do the things that fulfills me. Perhaps, this holiday, I’ll take a short trip somewhere. Just by myself. Perhaps. It’ll be fun! Or when I save enough money, I’ll make a trip some where far… Some place peaceful and beautiful.

No body owes you a living. Really.

Do what makes you happy. Feel happy from the inside.

When you glow from the inside, you’ll glow on the outside too 🙂

I feel good, and it will be good.

Don’t Want Cinderella’s Glass Slippers

Independence.

 

I’d gladly trade Cinderella’s glass slippers for a pair of work boots. I don’t need a prince charming. I don’t need a ‘happily ever after’ future that depends on a guy. I don’t need castles and carriages, parties and fairy godmothers. I will work for my future. I’ll rely on myself.

 

I want to live the life free from dependence. Where my heart is strong and my mind is focused.

 

I am going to build my own future, with my pair of hands, sweat, hard work, common sense, brains… I’ll get by with a little help from my friends… But I cannot rely on them.

 

Who needs a prince charming to find your glass slippers? Who needs to rely on your knight to bring you happiness? Wait at home for ‘the one’? I’d rather work. Put on the pair of boots and go out there to work. Under the sun, in the rain, day and night. My own pair of hands, my own feet.

 

You can lose everything in this world, but  you cannot lose yourself. And if you still have your own consciousness and respect for self, you’ll survive. If you rely on a prince, yes, you might get to enjoy high-tea everyday. Wake up at 10 every morning to have your day’s schedule planned and served to you. Gossip with the girls and giggle at silly little things. But you didn’t earn them. They are not yours.

 

You can wish upon a star, but after you pray, get up, and get down to business. Get the job done. Move your feet, follow your dreams…

3 most difficult words to say

When we usually think of the most difficult words to say, we usually think:’I love you’, or ‘I am sorry’. Well, I guess they are really very difficult to say. Saying ‘I love you’ means more than words, and I feel that the words have to be said with the most sincerity, honesty, and love. Saying ‘I am sorry’ beings yourself down, to admit your own mistakes, and it takes a lot of humility. We all find these hard to say. I find these words difficult too.

 

But I learnt that perhaps the 3 most difficult words to say are probably not ‘I love you’, or ‘I am sorry’. They are probably ‘Thank You Lord’.

 

We always praise the Lord when He blessed us. We thank Him for the food, we thank Him for friends and family, we thank Him for giving us life. Sure, we have to be grateful for these. But I wonder if we thank Him for the things He take away? Do we thank Him for removing people from our lives? Do we thank Him for the pain we have to endure, or if thins don’t work out the way we want them to? It’s so damn difficult to say Thank You Lord, when we are facing the toughest time. Sometimes, it seems insane. But i think it takes a great amount of faith to say thank you to Him, even when things dont work out well. He sees the bigger picture, but we cannot.

 

I don’t always do that. I find it difficult to thank Him when i feel sad. Sometimes, I admit that I say it but I dont mean it, and that is as good as not saying, or even worse. But at times of sorrow, I try to just keep calm, and sincerely talk to God. Sometimes, I ask Him why. Many times I tell Him I’m hurt. But I ask Him to teach me how to be grateful. It’s difficult, I fail sometimes, but I’m trying…

 

What a friend we have in Jesus. I thank Him for all my wonderful friends. Girls and guys who have been with me every step of the way. Friends whom I can be who I am infront of them. Friends who understand, even when words need not be spoken. How I thank God for them. But I thank God for Him too. He’s here all the time, even when I feel alone. Before I sleep, when I need just someone to talk to, He is here. And He has never left.

 

I don’t know about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand. But I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand.

 

Lord, teach me how to seek comfort in the Rock who never sinks.

 

I feel weak, vulnerable and insecure at times. But I know I need to trust in the Lord, who also teach me how to trust in the people He wants me to trust…

 

Leaving it in Your worthy hands..

Don’t need the eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

Sometimes you walk pass a place, and a thousand and one memories come flying into your brains. Some of them beautiful, some of them painful. Sometimes you wonder if you need them- do you need these memories? Is living easier if you don’t remember?

I never quite thought of wanting to remove memories. Sure, they hurt sometimes. Other times, they make you question yourself. But it is those memories that shape you. You are who you are with the things you’ve lived through, and more importantly, still remember after time have pass. They remind you of a conscious decision and effort to change your life, and in a magical way, they shape you. They make you stronger today than what you are yesterday.

Erasing memories will only be an easy way out to move on in life. But I question if doing so makes you a happier person? Without the pain, how are we to enjoy the time we have now, and appreciate the future? Without pain, how do we constantly remind and push ourselves to improve? Pain is necessary for growth..

So, sometimes I walk pass the mrt, and memories come flooding in. Sometimes I try to distract myself. But I realised it’s unnecessary. By facing the facts and realizing that those are already the past, I feel better about myself then I did when I avoided the facts. This, I guess, is part of growing up, it’s part of moving on. And it’s wonderful, because I find myself more courageous and more excited to face the future.

I hope it’s going to be good, and I can only place my faith and trust in Him. But I hope it’s going to be good, and I hope we’ll make it work.

You need the past to enter the future