Living and learning

It’s been a while since I have written a post. Not that life has been that busy. What have changed since then? I grew more mature (I guess), still making mistakes (we’re mere humans after all) but there is so much I’ve learn.

I have learn that you cannot run from your responsibilities. As much as you want to be a carefree person, sooner or later, “life” will catch you. There will be tough decisions to be made, people to confront, dilemmas, etc. but there will also be joys, happy and pleasurable moments that you must learn to enjoy and cherish. Those will be good memories that you’ll want to hold to.

I have learn that Confidence is important. Confidence will lead you to that next step. Confidence is not only for life big challenges (getting hired, buying a new house, travel the world, leave your job, starting your business, etc.). Confidence is necessary even in the small acts (buying a dress that people think is too bold, getting to know this new co-worker, changing your hairstyle, and so on)

I have learn that living up to your convictions help shape the person that you are and you have to stay true to yourself.

I have learn that it is important to interact with all kind of people. Not the one you feel secure with, not the one you are comfortable with, not the one you feel good about. Enlarge your circle, get to know those that are older and younger than you, from a different country, different culture. You’ll be amazed about what you’ll learn.

 

meeting all kinds of people

I have learn that you have to break the routine. Yes, after doing things the same way for a while, it can be a little daunting to break the cycle. But do it!

 

road less traveled

 

Sincerely,

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10 lessons life has taught me this year…

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This post might be premature as the year has not ended yet but no need to wait the end of the year to make review of what life has teached us.  As a matter of fact, first thing I learned is don’t always do things as they planned to be done. Sometimes, you have to break the patterns and do things differently.

2- God is Good All The Times. Never doubt this, whatever your circumstances may be, God is always good.

3-Be content with what you have now, dont wait for the future to enjoy life and what it has to offer.

4- Bless others. Don’t wait only on God’s blessings, you can also be a blessing for someone else. By being compassionate, helpful, encouraging, by speaking words of kindness, by praying for others.

5- “Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart because you might wake up one day and realize that you’ve lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones.”  This one is a good lesson that I will make sure to live by.

6- Through your walk with God, your faith might be tested. You have to be willing to make a giant leap of faith. God wants to help you but you might have to do something unusual or something that requires that you step out from your comfort zone. It might be a little hard, but the reward will be far greather than anything you’ve ever imagined.

7- Don’t take people’s point of view for granted, try to figure out things by yourself before making an opinion.

8- It is always good to review your priorities, renew your old thinking because as you grow up, you realize that things are not always as they seems to be or as they taught us it is. Don’t be afraid to step out of the crowd and fight for your beliefs because “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

9- Nobody’s perfect. Don’t expect perfection from people, only God is perfect.

10- Life is not a road with one direction. This is one of the most important lessons I have learned this year.  As a child, our parents have paved the way for us, and as we grow up, society wants us to enter in the mold specially prepared for us. Well, let me tell you that you do not need to follow the world’s standards. Dont stress yourself with what your parents or society think you should do but rather what God has planned for you.  Because at the end, the achieved result is what matters.

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Suicide

A few days ago, a friend and I were talking about difficult situations and we ended up talking about suicide. I told her that I think that suicide is a cowardly act and how can someone even think about ending their life. She replied that I shouldn’t be too judgmental because when facing desperate situations, some people doesn’t find any sense to their life so they choose to end it.

I have never been into desperate situations, I mean I had problems and difficult times but not to the point that I wanted to commit suicide.

So what happen if I am facing troubled times, would I end up my life?

What happen if I’m raped, will I commit suicide?

What happen if I lose all my loved ones, my job and everything that I earned was gone, would suicide be an option?

Picturing those situations might be frightening and we might not even want to think about it but maybe we should give it a thought.

It is sometimes difficult for me to agree with that saying “Never say never” because I believe that one must have strong convictions in life.

I will NEVER commit suicide.

I am not a super hero, some situations might bring me down, I might stumble but I truly believe that suicide is not a solution. If something really terrible happens, I will be a coward: I will NOT pull the trigger or take the pills.

I love life and I enjoy life’ simple pleasures. I enjoy laughing. I love seeing a baby smiling. I love seeing rainbow in the sky after it rained. I love to wake up to the song of the birds. I love going to the beach. I love nature. I love sipping a good cup of coffee in the morning. I enjoy listening to music.

And I believe in promises…

God’s promises…

His promises keeps me going.

Yes, I believe despite life’s setbacks there is a way to bring light to our soul and hope in the midst of darkness.