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Be grateful, and never lose hope!

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Are you grateful for everything you have in life? Or are you losing hope?

Today, I want to tell you a story of a crippled girl named Nozomi. I hope you enjoy it.

In a dark room, a girl lies on the ground with a sad face.

She tries to get up, but she remembers she can no longer use her legs anymore, so she crawls to her bed, and begins to cry.

This wasn't the first time she cried herself to sleep, and ever since she lost her ability to walk, she stopped going outside and meeting people.

She had given up on everything she ever wanted to do, and her dream of being a professional swimmer had long been forgotten.

In her dreams, she always imagines being a mermaid, who can swim anywhere she wants, and explore the great blue sea. 

But when she wakes up to reality, she is met with the truth, which is she will never be able to walk again. 

Things weren't always like this, in the past, she was on her way to becoming the best swimmer in her country.

But life had other plans for her, and she had a serious accident that took her ability to use her legs, leading to the end of her dreams and career.

Now she is left in a wheelchair and stays with her grandma, who is already getting too old to take care of her.

Nozomi had given up on life, and the only thing that kept her alive was her grandma, she didn't want her grandma to die because of her, so she kept on living.

Ever since the accident, Nozomi had not gone outside, and she barely had any friends left because they all abandoned her when she got the condition. Or maybe they left because she always lashed out at them. 

"Why is life so hard on her" 

"What had she ever done to have this happen to her."

She kept on gazing at the ceiling, while her tears rolled down her eyes, was this her reality? Or was this all a dream? She wondered to herself.

Life didn't seem to be treating her fairly, and as she looked outside her window and saw others enjoying themselves, and walking, the harsh reality hit her.

She crawls quickly to the kitchen and pulls herself up, and grabs a knife from the cupboard.

She thought to herself, 

"If life doesn't want me here, then it is better I kill myself, since they couldn't finish me with the accident."

As she raises the knife to kill herself, her grandma rushes in and grabs the knife from her hand.

"What are you doing, Nozomi?" Grandma says with a scared look.

"Grandma, I have had it with my life, all my dreams and hopes will never come to pass, so what is the point of living."

I would never become a professional swimmer, get married, or even have my children, I don't see any future ahead for me. 

Don't stop me from killing myself, because you will never understand how I am feeling.

You can go out freely, without having to use a wheelchair, people don't look at you with pity or disappointment. If possible kill me yourself, please." Nozomi says while crying uncontrollably.

Grandma hugs Nozomi and comforts her until she sleeps.

A few weeks later, Nozomi sees her grandma collapse, and after a few hours, she is confirmed dead. 

Nozomi had never felt the way she was feeling, it was as if she had truly lost everything in her life. 

Her parents, her legs, her dreams and career, and now life had taken her grandma. 

She had finally gotten the message life was telling her.

"I don't want you here" 

She heard it clearly, and this made her realize that maybe her parents had died because of her.

Nozomi puts on her swimming gear and leaves her house.

It was the first time she had gone to the beach in months, and it seemed like it was her last.

Her eyes filled with sadness, and misery, she rolls her wheelchair towards the ocean and is never seen again.

"She had gotten what she wanted, and will finally be one with the ocean forever." The end.

Oikawa's Note: Sometimes we take for granted the privileges we have, and even when we are in good conditions, we still find a way to complain that things are not going well for us.

You can walk, talk, and do things by yourself, so why do you keep on complaining?

Always be grateful for whatever you have, because there is someone out there wishing they could live the life you don't want, so don't waste yours.

Even if life isn't going well for you, never lose hope because you never know if things would change for the better.

Taking your life should never be an option, because your life is precious, and throwing it away is sad.

Be grateful for your life, and never lose hope.

I hope you enjoyed it, thank you for reading.

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Inclusion in society and psychological help to people that life has hit so painfully is very important, to avoid these consequences. It is very sad, but it is a reality that many families live in.

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1 month ago

That's totally unexpected, I thought her story is about not losing hope. I was taken aback when she choose to die, my heart aches. :( I can't blame her, I just hope she had atleast a friend to help her.

I think it's okay to complain about things, but also make sure that you're trying everything to make things work. Never lose hope and also never stop working hard.

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1 month ago

Life doesn't go the way we want it most of the times and it's really sad that people still blame God for their misfortune, We should learn how to be appreciate him for even giving us good health not to talk of his protection...

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1 month ago

We must be grateful to Almighty God on all his mercy upon us. No need to fall in comparison , oppositely we should look at lower level that what we have which others didn't. Each and every bounty is blessing and we should respect it. Time has been fixed by lord fir every thing and failure once never means we can't do . We should Keep our hope alive!

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1 month ago

There are so many nazomi in our society who are fighting for their existence both mentally and physically we need to stand by their side, it costs nothing or we will not lose anything for helping or standing for someone but it will increase the faith in humanity among us. We need to be content with what we have, there are so many people in this Earth who has nothing, they are devastated maybe financially or physically but they are fighting and surviving. We can change someone's gloomy life into a bright , glowing and beautiful life with our kind words and with our helping hands.

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1 month ago

There are some who have legs but are admitted in the hospital. God, give me the spirit of contentment.

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1 month ago

It gives all readers a moral lesson and knowledge..

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1 month ago

Not the story that I predicted but it surely has a good moral lesson

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We should be contented in our life no matter what. No matter the world may through us into our lowest point we should be still and know that there's God. There's always a rainbow after the rain, as long as dark days will come there should always a light after. So, go on and keep the fight!

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1 month ago

Wow, this is very nice, there is always a rainbow after the rain! Exactly.

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1 month ago

This story didn't end up the way I anticipated at all, I didn't see it coming. I thought maybe at the end a miracle will happen that will change her life, but the story clearly mirrors what happens in life most of the time; miracles don't always happen

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1 month ago

Yeah, it is not every time miracles appear and change our lives, but we should never lose hope that things will change. Thank you!

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1 month ago

Indeed we should never complain as long as we are healthy..

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Health is wealth, it is better to be in good health, that way we can achieve what we want.

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1 month ago

Exactly! A good point

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Ooops so sad story I didn't accept the Nozomi death when I start reading this story, I thought you Nozomi learnt to live with her disability and try to learn skills. But anyway life is the so precious thing, we didn't waste it in such a way try to find out the positive aspects of life

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1 month ago

I guess not everyone has a happy ending, Nozomi's story is how reality is. That is why I said we should always have hope even when in bad situations, you never know what the future holds for you. Thank you!

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1 month ago

Okay this story took a worse turn I was thinking things would get better but it kept getting worse …😅… anyways it was a sad story I feel bad for nozomi..I hope she finds peace in the afterlife

Then we should learn to appreciate what we have now because we might loose them soon nobody knows tomorrow..so let’s just show gratitude to God for life

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1 month ago

Hehe, I tried writing it based on reality, and if we are being serious, most people will take the path Nozomi took which is suicide. That is why I think never losing hope is important because the future can be better.

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Yeah that is a very creative thing to do 👏👏👏kudos

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1 month ago

Yes that just it, be grateful even if just for the breathe of life. Once there is life there seem to be hope for the hopeless. Never give, strive till the end of time.

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1 month ago

Exactly Malcolm, as long as we still have our life, that alone is the most important asset.

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1 month ago

Well said... As long as we are healthy,,, we shouldn't complain..

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1 month ago

Health is wealth they say right!

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Health is wealth they say right!

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1 month ago

Lol... So true...

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1 month ago

So true dear.You have to go through a lot to get success in life.Failure is a part of success.We must always be grateful for all that we do.Success is in jeopardy. That doesn't mean we have to move on.

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1 month ago

Yes you're right Oikawa. Never lose hope. Everything happens for a reason. We shouldn't waste our life. There are a lot of people feel envy to the life we have because their life are the worst.

Instead of complaining, still be grateful and thankful. Be hopeful and always be positive no matter what happens. Help yourself to lift up not to down one. Give yourself a brighter days. Keep praying and believe in God.🙏

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1 month ago

I think contentment is key, and as long as we still have life, there will always be brighter days, it is left to us to never lose hope and keep striving forward.

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1 month ago

Yes you're right Oikawa. The word "contentment" is the most important that we must apply to ourselves. We should learn to be contented and still be grateful.

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1 month ago

True talk; we should learn to appreciate what we have because many wish for what we have yet we constantly feel like we don't even have enough. Contentment is key.

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My thoughts exactly, Kristoffer, contentment will always help.

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