Life isn’t supposed to be perfect. The drama will always be there, antagonist, protagonist, and climax. But how else should we live?
Two options: A) Be a grouchy person who hates blueberry cheesecake B) Be a blessing who loves blueberry cheesecake
Well, of course, we can’t always be B and maybe, 50 percent of our living days were spent being A. Guilty. But why are we being like this? Where is this coming from?
Stress. Anxiety. Fear. Someone cut into the line. Bad hair day. Traffic. Hot weather. Being jobless. Broke. Lovelife.
We’re not aware that most of our time was spent on unnecessary things. I spent my days being pissed off to political news, avoiding changes because they were uncomfortable and keeping my distance from people.
At work, I would usually doubt new ideas and repeat on jotting down the same overwhelming todo list.
But somehow, after a year and 5 months at my new company, I came to realize that God puts you to places and uncomfortable situations you wouldn’t understand and will send you certain people that will challenge you, and teach you how to grow as a person. Lately, I’ve learned these three things.
It’s okay to fail..
Failure or even just the thought of failing makes me anxious already but that was because my mind was conditioned to feel ashamed if I fail. However, I realized that failure teaches us the right things to do and leads us to create better ideas. Failure is essential and it’s okay to fail because everyone does. You’re not supposed to figure out life at 26 not even at 40. So fail and learn more.
How else would you learn surfing without falling into the water at your first try? 🙂
I have a great aversion to changes. I used to live in my comfort zone. All talk and no walk kind of a person. At work, I dread changes that I had to implement because it is such a hassle to do so. The same thing with relationships, I used to settle with a toxic relationship and for years, I thought I was okay until I reached a turning point. I had to let the other person go for us to grow individually. That was the biggest turn in my life because you have to let go of the person, your old self and the routine you used to do together.
But all these changes were for a purpose. God did not let it happen for nothing.
Having work without changes will surely make my brain dull and the breakup was somehow necessary to get us ready for greater and better things in the future. 🙂
Love, no matter what..
It’s always easy to be angry at people, to manong driver who would always make you late for work because he has to fill the jeepney with passengers or to an apathetic government employee. Apart from the things we know, just like what my best friend told me, things were not the way it seems.
The manong driver I used to hate made me smile when I saw how happy he was with his kids. He was working for them, thus he would want to make sure he gets all the passengers. The government employee must have been so tired just like every one of us.
Love, understand and be kind as much as you can. They, too, have stories we don’t know. Be someone’s highlight of the day.
I remember, this lady when I went to Guimaras. I was actually talking to my sister when she butts in into our conversation and the three of us burst into laughter. She was a perfect a stranger to us but look at now, I’m writing about her and how she made that day extraordinary. 🙂