Confessions of a Sentimentalist

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>Hi. Alot of things have been weighing on my mind these days, and I’ve been wanting to write this post for MONTHS. To remind myself. To encourage, and to change.

One day recently I remembered being at Woodlands Interchange waiting for my bus to come, i took a glance at my facebook. Complaints, FMLs, baking life… got me thinking a whole lot. We’re always focusing on the bad things that happen to us in life, but what about the positive sides to life? Not that I’m perfect, but being in the aftermath of a screwed-up practical examination is really tearing me up inside. I lay in bed alone at night, and all i could think about is that. Don’t tell me I would do well, cos’ no one knows best except me, and I can only blame myself. But as I was reflecting through again, why am I having such negative thoughts and putting myself down? The results hasn’t even arrived, so there’s still a possibility – however small it is – for me to actually PASS the examination! Sometimes it’s all about our mindsets. When something bad or undesireable happens, you’d think you’re the most unlucky person in the whole wide world you’d rather die. But on the flipside, there’s always people that are of more undesireable circumstances compared to you. Didn’t do well in examinations? Try again! At least you have a chance to study in a school and get educated.

I think we should really try not to focus on the bad side of things all the times. Me included. Serves as a reminder, a source of encouragement, for us to get on with life. It’s not like we can undo the things that happened. Learn to accept. And always remember that you’re not in the worst situation ever! I’ve read a quote from somewhere, that it’s always the people we think are in the worsest circumstances that are the happiest. Simply because they don’t have anything to fret about! They enjoy and accept what they have and live life to the fullest. My mother once told me, the more things you have, the more worries you are going tohave. It actually makes a lot of sense. I hold on to things tight. In other words, I’m a stubborn bull. And sometimes it really gets in my way, affecting my emotions and everything.

Live, laugh, love.
Live your life to the fullest,
Don’t forget to inject laughter to it,
And accept and give love without expecting anything back.

Life always has its ups and downs. It’s up to us how we would look at it. When I’m having negative thoughts, I’ll learn not to be dwell on it so much that it would affect me, but to a point where I would want to change the situation to what benefits me the most. I’ll learn to be contented with what I have, and constantly remind myself that I should be lucky to be able to have 3 meals a day(or sometimes even 4), a warm bed to lie on, family and friends that care. Sometimes it’s all that matters, isn’t it?

Stay happy, GekTeng!


Written by GekTeng

July 16, 2010 at 1:30 PM

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