Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Every day is a good day.

A week after I arrived at home my neighbour and a close friend of mine asked me to talk to her class about the road to success. She had recently graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand.  She figured out that the teenagers needed some form of motivation either than from her. I gladly accepted the offer and themed my talk with the first group as “every day is a good day”

Every day is a good day, that’s how life is supposed to be, or that’s how we would like to be.  Well I’d like to inform you that life is not bad, it is just filled with bad people who do bad thing, and they can make you victims of circumstances. And even if you are already a victim, there is always a chance for you to start all over again. While we are in high school, we are being told that we can become anything that we want to become, we tend to believe it for that period of time then it is swept out of our minds when we are exposed to things that will make us look cool or make us become part of a social group. We all have the urge and want to belong to a certain superior entity, and we would do almost anything to belong to the group. At most times, the sacrifice is at the expense of our health or future. Yes we can still become someone or something, even though we have massed up in the past or present times.

Even though I had the privileges to go to a private high school, and receive the best education that one could ever wish for, at the back of my mind my conscious reminded me that my mother was the woman who worked at the factory at a clothing company, as I sat next to the child of a millionaire who got the tender to build the SAFA House.  Morning after morning I watched her get ready for work, and it hit me, that she is trying her best for me to get the best education so I can bring change in the family. We were a middle classed family, and I was proud of it, and not ashamed to point it out at school. I was not the most popular kid at school, but I assure you that I was one of the smartest. Every day of my life was a good day, and not a day will pass when I did not have lunch money.
I will not lie to you and say it was easy, and nor did I come from a perfect family where only your mother supports you. Regardless of the situations and challenges, I made it a point that I smiled every day, I laughed every day, and I learnt something new every day, good or bad.

Life is a journey of a thousand miles; an Author once said you will meet people in the future; you will make friends and loose them. People will be born and people will die in front of your eyes. The most important thing is that you come back from the sad moments, the challenging times and the lowest moments of your life to take a breath and smile. Even though your heart is aching, or you are being abused or you may not have enough to get by. Your happiness, passion, faith and love are sometimes the only things that you only need to get to where you want. So look at that mirror every morning and care to give yourself that smile and laugh.

1 comment:

princess peaRLy said...

Was a pleasure reading this blog :) Here's to more good days ahead, cheers!

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