I Choose To Be Hopeful!
Few days to my 22nd birthday, i broke down due to the fact that i was turning 22 and none of my goals have being achieved. The more i thought about it, the more sad i became. The mere fact that those we grew up together were already ahead of made me want to shed tears, i felt alone like someone with no direction or perhaps should i say i felt alone.
The very day i clocked 22, the first message i received was from my girlfriend, she wished me a happy birthday and prayed for me. Though i wasn't feeling the vibe or excited, i played along still but it was obvious the way i responded that i was not my usual self. I was moody almost throughout that day, if not for the fact that i chose to cheer up rather than continue wallowing in self pity.
It was later that day that i was thinking about life in its entirety that i realized that i was ungrateful to God and to the wonderful people around me, i realized that i was a selfish being. I thought about the things i haven't acquired when i should have thought about the things i had that were numerous. I have a wonderful family that loves me, i have awesome friends, a loving girlfriend and the most important of all is that i have life. Being alive is the greatest gift of all.
So from this day onward, i choose optimism over pessimism, hope over hoplessness, love over hate, life over death, joy over sorrow, a grateful heart over an ungrateful heart, family over any other human and God over all.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME