Opinion

Be in love with your life

By Ngor Khot Garang

I cannot independently remember the author who in his book asserted that “You live once and when you live it well, once is enough”. The author’s outlook on life essentially applies to our contemporary world.

Most people today if not all of us live in self-pity and in constant fear about the future, they don’t agree with anyone telling them that they are beautiful just the way they are.

They will look in the mirror and feel dissatisfied with their physical appearances and concluded that they do not matter in life and that God must have created them by mistake or He might have been busy doing other things during that time of creation.

It is not a hidden truth that God created people differently; some are tall, short and others are with disabilities or rare disorders. But with certain uniqueness that is greater than the physical body.

Those who feel like they are of no value unknowingly strangle with the talents that God has deposited in them during creation and then they fail to fulfill their dream in life.

This is the time to tighten your belt and be proud of who you are and what you already have in your plate whether it is small or big, it is yours and God has given it to you.

I have always used in my writing people like Stevie Wonder,  a famous singer who was born blind and Nick Vujicic,  a motivational speaker and a church minster who was born with tetra-amelia,  a condition characterized by the absence of legs and arms as a point of reference.

It will surprise you or challenge if you are someone who feel like you are not important in life when you read their stories; the rejections by people and futile attempts to cut their lives short to end their suffering.

I know you might have felt the same why or you are having the same negative thoughts about yourself. You think like you are worthless and incapable that is what your mind is telling you.  But I would ask you to rethink and think again because even though I have not seen what kind of a person you are, what you are facing or what other people are saying about you.

I am one of those few who believe that you have got million reasons to love and appreciate whatever kind of person you are because I understands that people’s perceptions about you won’t make you a failure in life as long as you know why God took his precious time to create you but the way you see yourself will surely break you or build you.

I don’t know if you have ever thought of how hard it is to win a place in this world, some people who should have been created missed the opportunity, some were conceived of but unfortunately died through miscarriage without smelling the air or seeing how the world looks like.

How lucky are you if you are still alive, I guess you will count yourself a beloved child of God even when others disagree with that.

You weren’t created to impress others to honor you and if there is any way you can impress others it is by loving yourself and by doing the impossible including the removal of the word like “I can’t in your vocabulary to encourage those who have got the same thoughts aligned with yours.

Just take few minutes and think if you would ever find another version of you, you are yourself and nobody else. Don’t be a lukewarm and allow not anyone to dissuade you from doing what you know is the best in your heart.

This world is full of people who are going to celebrate when you fail in your life. They will be passing with their cars to pain you and to let you feel lower than you could ever imagine.

Just get yourself up, appreciate whatever challenge you face and carry your own cross and life will help you up on the way if in case nobody comes and I hope nobody will come to your rescue if you don’t pull yourself by your own bootstrap.

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