Lately, there have been a numerous amount of hardships/conflicts going on in my life. I suppose it’s all because of me and the stress levels of “hell week” for the last week before winter break (filled with tests) that I began to shrug off everybody’s “hello’s” or attempts to get closer with me. I realized that to most friendships, there is a certain limit to how long it can last (in my experiences). It’s made of the same material as the Statue of Liberty; the Americans thought the Statue of Liberty would always stand tall, strong, and brilliant, representing the freedom that our nation brings. However, it has changed colors, and is slowly chipping away as we speak. Maybe friendships change color over times. Maybe they are slowly getting chipped away at. Maybe fate wields a small hammer that breaks apart all the ties in our lives. Maybe. But, I suppose my point is, there’s always a way to fix them. It IS reversible, no matter what you think. Maybe it’s due to the Christmas spirit, but I’ve been attempting to make amends with the friends and family members that I have grown apart with, and I must say. It feels great. There are so many little things in life that add the spice and flavor to the soup; You need to add ingredients in, little by little, at different times in your life, in order to come out with the best outcome possible. Some things are meant to happen. And I think that every meeting with every person has added to some of my experience, making me really learn about myself and the world in general. Instead of focusing on our differences, let’s instead use them to make ourselves grow as individuals and flourish underneath the gracious light of Fate as it guides us to make all these unique bonds. Here’s my list of the little things in life that I am thankful for:
1) The way that my Dad always asks me how my day was during dinner time, even though he is tired from his day at work.
2) The way that my mother can sometimes be my best friend; A person that I can share my secrets and girly fears with.
3) The way that my brother is so down-to-earth and painfully honest with his opinions that makes me value the few compliments that I get from him.
4) My grandmother who always says that I should be a model (which I know can never happen, but it makes me feel wonderful inside that she thinks I’m beautiful; both on the inside and outside)
5) The way that my father always waits for me to give him his good night kiss before going to sleep (he refuses to sleep otherwise… what a kid ;D)
6) How I can always depend on my online friends… sometimes even more than I can expect from my school friends.
7) How my parents always make me eat the last bite of the meal, saying that the youngest needs to eat the most.
8) The way that my mother brags about me and my brother to all of her friends at church.
9) The way that my father notices when my mother is too tired to make food, so he takes us out to eat whatever we’d like to.
10) The love that all my friends and family shower onto me every single moment of my lives. ♥
Thanks all, for reading my spiel about Christmas and why I love this time of year. Any comments about what little things of life make it special to you?