Life is trying us all in our everyday living. Every single day, life is trying us how far will we go and to remind us our strength. So, do you know your strength? How you cope up with situations that challenged you as a person? Will you head forward or just stay put?
We may not know this and that, but we are strong enough in facing all challenges in life. Obstacles that make us strong. Sometimes we're almost to quit because weakness in ourselves strikes.
I have been facing some heavy hearted situations that sometimes felt me numb and irrational. There are times that I felt so down and thinking I can't stand up again and start to walk forward. But everytime I think of people who I cherished the most, I know that I will able to face those challenges and they made me strong.
So who are my strength?
My parents are the one why I am fighting this status of our life. I say, we're poor. My parents don't have regular work. Yes we can eat three times a day and that matters most. But, seeing my parents old and still working their self out under the heat of the sun makes me frustrated to earn and be rich. Who wouldn't like to be rich, right? I want to be successful for my parents. That is why, even how hard life, I will surely face it with courage for them. I may not give it that instant to them, but I know someday I will. The strength they gave me helps me to move forward in reaching my goals. I sometimes felt weak and tired, but everytime I looked at them getting older and haven't taste a good life, I feel the urge and strong force to face those challenges in life.
There are also things that makes me stronger in daily living.
This one, totally, is the reason why I need to be strong. Because I don't want to stay in this kind of status in life. I want to enjoy my life. The life that I am not afraid to be hungry. The life that I want for my parents to enjoy their time as they gets old. I want to see them laugh and hang out outside of our four walls old house. Because we haven't tried to have a vacation. A family vacation. Since I was a child, we didn't experienced to have an outing and eat more foods. The reason is, we're saving money for our house. I just hope that I'll be able to achieve my goals.
It's sad that there are people who criticized you for being poor. But what makes saddest is that your own relatives made that criticism. The criticism that you didn't expect to come from them because they're blood related. My relatives in mother side were so bad to us. They let us feel like we're outcast. They didn't treat my mother well until now. I am not feeling the envy that they celebrate Christmas without my Mom. Everytime that their eldest siblings gave them groceries for the Christmas doesn't matter to me. What matter to me is on how they ignore my Mom. It was like my Mom wasn't their sibling when they act. I still remember that they told my Mom that Mama doesn't need any from their Ate because my Mom already have a graduate. But didn't they know that I don't have work due to pandemic? But it's okay, it's new to us. That is why, I want to be successful someday for them to realize that they're wrong in criticizing us. I am thankful of what they did to us because it made me strong. They're also the reason why I pursue my studies even how hard it was. Because I want to show them that they're wrong of thinking what I am.
GOAL: Good future.
This always reminds me to be strong and never quit. Imagining myself reaching my goals make me strong enough to face obstacles in life. I always put in mind that 'suffer now, success later'. Even if I am suffering now, I know that in the future, if I sacrifice in reaching my goals, it will be all worth it. I know that reaching my goals is not easy. But as long as I believe in myself and the support of my love ones, I will able to reach it. Not only for me but for my family.
Knowing your strength will give you the focus. There might be time that we feel hopeless and weak, but when you think what you had started, you should know what will be the ending. The ending should be what you've been desiring of. As of me, I desire to be a successful one. How about you? Do you know your strength? What you've been fighting for?