Friday, August 17, 2007

Rise and Shine!

Do you remember wishing for something or someone so much that there is that dull ache in your heart that you can't seem to quench? And as the days go by, your wish still unfulfilled, you are filled with anticipation and a growing frustration while you wonder what it would take to make it happen. Will that dream ever come true?

Then you grow a little older, still wishing, still hoping. Everyday frustration is growing into anger and cynicism. It's eating your soul and it's robbing you of smiles and happy moments. All of a sudden you are transformed into this new person, cynical, hopeless, clueless, doubtful and distrustful.

You start to stay away from friends who are always happy, always smiling, always looking at the bright side of life. Unknowingly, you have turned off the light inside your soul. You have welcomed the darkness like an old friend. You are grouchy, angry and lonely.

But have you forgotten? “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Wanting to be happy is great but wanting to be out of this misery is a giant leap! The irony is that there is no one else in this world who can make you trully happy but yourself.

We only have one life and it is our one-off chance to thank God by living this gift to the best that we can.

It's time to start over, if you're already considering trying it, then you've already taken that leap of faith. It is time to rise and shine my friends! Somebody loves you.


Colin said...

Nice post Lisa,

I well remember wishing for many things when I was younger, and many dreams did not materialise. There was never room for anger and cynicism as life may not be a bed of roses or a bowl of cherries, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. When one dream gets shattered, we have the inner strength to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start again. We also have the ability to help those less fortunate than ourselves and to bring some cheer and happiness into their lives when they are sad, down, disillusioned or unhappy.

As you so rightly say, we only have one life, and none of us are perfect, but we can strive to improve ourselves and relationships with others.

Never forget, there is always someone worse off than you, and somewhere someone also loves you for who you are.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Colin - "but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. When one dream gets shattered, we have the inner strength to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start again."

you are so right on that one Colin. and thank you for the nice words. God bless you my friend, take care!

Doodski said...

It is true that not all of our dreams can come true. To avoid the negative transformation we have to learn to accept the things that we cannot change and move on.And concentrate on the things that we can improve on. Life is not perfect as it is but it is also true that happiness is within our hands.

God bless lisa! I love this post.

Anonymous said...

u r right

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Doodski - yes Kuya happiness is within our hands, it's fleeting sometimes but it is there, when you get a hold of it, grab it and never let go. God bless you too.

surjit said...

Yes,one should not lose faith even in adverse circumstances because faith is the force of life.
A great inspirational post,Sophiagurl.God bless you.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Sweet Girl - thank you, happy weekend!

@@@Surjit - yes sometimes faith is all we have. God bless you too and happy weekend!

Rajeev said...

Now I know why you got the thoughtful blogger award!
Inspiring post! :)
I had written a post about faith loong back, its actually personification of faith
here it is Faith

peace & love

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Jeevy - thank you very much Jeevy. and I read your post on Faith, it was soulful and beautiful. I liked how you portrayed faith like a being among us.

zunnur said...

The most important thing is not the daily ups and downs we encounter, nor the frustration or the anger, but rather our reaction to those situations. It is our capacity to recover from the events that determines our direction and destiny in life, its the "giant leap" mentioned in this post.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Zunnur - you are right, we cannot always control the things that happen in our life but we can control how we react to these situations. thanks Zunnur, God bless!

Jeya Anand said...

That was a great post!! Inspiring to the core!!:)

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Jeya Anand - hey Jattz! I'm glad you liked it. =)