Sure, sometimes, I may sidetrack, but then again, no one ever said you have to keep moving forward. Sometimes, you've got to pause and look at the scenery to appreciate the true beauty of it. We're always complaining about what we can't have and what we don't have but we seldom stop to think about what others don't have and what we have. We don't define necessity and want as a separate entity.
To us, we're caught up in our own life, seldom wanting to pause and look at others unless it is to envy what others have that we don't have. It's funny how when people lose something, that's when they start appreciating what they lost.
Sometimes, we've got to forget the past and live in the present. We've got to look to how we can be a better version of ourselves and think about all those people you can help. Sometimes, you've got to sacrifice a little for the good of others.
When we have worn out slippers, we throw it away, but this man has to make do with what he has so that he doesn't step on nails or sharp objects. Do you know how much he'd appreciate getting just a worn out slipper? Maybe you don't feel anything because it's just a picture. Honestly, I'd like to live with him to know his story. I'd like to know what he has to say. I'd like him to share his experience with me. I don't want to be ignorant.
As cliche as it may sound, we're all semi-aware of what's happening in this world. But we're just caught up in our lives, chasing after what we want and not what we need. Sometimes, the people around us are pushed away because we're too busy chasing after what we want.
I truly respect and salute those who are happy with what they have. I think the first thing in life that we should all have is gratitude. We have to be thankful for what we have. No matter how little it is. Just because you're not old enough doesn't make it impossible for you to make a change. Remember, even the thought counts.
Remember when we were kids? Our innocent minds. We would always think about helping others and those were the times when a single good deed did not require any gratification. It's sad when people grow up, they tend to lose the child in them and they turn to become a selfish person. Alright, so how do I define a selfish people? It's not always about money or things like that. But it's more to the mindset. You think of yourselves and maybe the people closest to you but not those around you.
Time, I hear this all the time. Time heals all wounds, time will tell, time will make you realize but what's most important is time is gold. Time forces you to appreciate something you had once it's gone. If you don't appreciate those things, you'd be forced to watch someone else appreciating it when you never appreciated it. But listen, you cannot complain because you made that choice. Before it's too late, appreciate it now before it's gone.
It may not be a million dollar donation but remember, it's the littlest things in life that counts. Actually, even a smile can mean so much to someone. Knowing that someone would actually smile at you is enough. I don't know about you, but to me, even the littlest efforts can move me to tears. I must admit, I have taken things for granted before. But it's time I say enough is enough! It's time to make a change.
If there's something you've been longing to do, someone you're longing to talk to, some place you want to go or just some words you'd like to say, don't wait till tomorrow. We never know what tomorrow brings. You'd be lucky to live just one more day and you're blessed.
I thank God everyday for waking up alive because He knows I'm not good enough. He knows that I have so much to learn. He knows that I'm trying and He's giving me a chance. I feel like the time I have and the energy and money I have can be put to better use.
If there's that new Nike shoe you've been longing to buy, I wouldn't say don't buy it because honestly, there are somethings I'd like to get for myself too. But just remember, be humble and when the world turns its back at you, stay strong. Just like everyone else in this world. Never show off what you have. Because, one day you'll have nothing to show off and the only thing showing would be your bones. So, appreciate every day as it comes. Live everyday like there's no tomorrow.
But not the Y.O.L.O definition. It's overrated how people think that just because you only live once, you should do all the stupid things in life. But to me, the fact that you only live once is a testament as to why you should make a change and make your life worth living. It's perfectly alright to do things that are out of your way sometimes after all being composed and conservative can be very boring,right?
Make everyday count.
Till' my next post. xx