samedi 22 septembre 2012

Everyday is better than the day before.

They always say, "Everyday is better than the day before". 

 If that's the case, then why do we always complain about having a boring, monotone life. Almost as if we were saying that life is a waste of time. I have to admit I sometimes think like that either. But we all, me included, should change our state of mind. No wonder why there are so many suicides in our generation as teenagers. People that can't find their purpose in life, people that don't know they actually have a purpose in life. God didn't put us here on earth just for the heck of it, to be born and to die after a number of years. It's so much more than that you know. In between birth and death, there's this thing we call "life". And by that, I don't mean the mundane sense of it. I even think it's anything but mundane. It's life that you should do something about. It's life that you should make the most of it. Everyday we wake up, it's an opportunity, a blessing for us to open our eyes and to breathe. A lot of people die before they wake up and thus, not having the chance to accomplish what they wanted in life. And here we are, not knowing what to do with it. In my humble opinion, we shouldn't just "go with the flow" of society. Because society itself is broken and ugly. We should go against the stream and be who we want to be, and most especially who God wants us to be. We all should leave our footprints in the sand of time. Pass the baton to the next generation. Steve Green sang in his famous song:

"Oh may all who come behind find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way.
May the footprints that we leave
lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey."

We should not forgot that there is a generation looking up to us. Taking example on us. Wanting to be like us. In Drake's song "The Motto", we always sing/rap the tagline "YOLO: You Only Live Once." But YOLO is not about smoking weed, drinking alcohol, getting wasted and making an ass out of yourself. It's rather about doing something that, when you get old, will make you worth saying "I had a good life." Something that won't make you regret what you've done. Everyday is better than the day before. Let me correct this: Everyday should be better than the day before. The hour you are living right now on this very day will only happen once. So don't hesitate to do something good today. Something good to yourself and something good to someone. Nevertheless, I'm not saying that, sometimes, you won't have a bad day because somehow, that's inevitable. But don't make your bad day feel like you have a bad life. We are only teenagers, we have time, we have energy. So do not hesitate to have goals, ambitions, dreams, and make them come true. Metaphorically, I guess that's why there are millions of stars in the sky. Because each star belongs to one person on this earth, and we can reach that star of ours. And if you are reading this and you're not a teenager anymore, it's never too late. As long as you can breathe and you can see that star every night, it's never too late to reach it.

In parting words, live life to the fullest. Don't hesitate to do what you want to do. Rather have "Oh wells" than "What Ifs?". Love people, love yourself, love God. And reach for your dreams, reach for the skies. Leave your footprints on the sand of time to inspire the next generation. You are a gift sent from heaven here on earth. You are you, and there's no-one else likewise. Make everyday better than the day before, because you only live once.

J. Powers

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