First of all, I want you to know that I love you with all of my heart and I want you to be happy. That’s all. Nothing more and definitely nothing less. I just want you to be happy. The kind of happiness that lightens your heart and breathes life in your soul.
This life will not always be kind. It will throw all kinds of insult and pain at you. It will spit in your face once in a while too. But, you still need to be kind to it and everything around you. Just move on and be happy.
You don’t need to impress people. You don’t need to do anything just for people to love you or like you. Your real friends will always be there for you no matter what, you don’t need to make them like you or to make them stay. Those who are meant to be with you, will stay. Sometimes, you need to make space for new people to come into your life. So, learn to also let go. Letting go will sting your heart, but holding on, will kill you.
Just like how the sun rises every morning and how the darkness gives way to light. All your pain and heart ache, shall too, will pass. This is the time wherein you need to hold on tighter to hope.
And finally, one of the greatest lesson I learned in my life is the story about the reed and the mighty mango tree. You see, the story was about the reed who was on one side of a small river and the big mango tree on the other side. The two of them are good friends. However, the mango was too proud of himself because of his size and the years he lived. He was too confident that nothing can break or put him down. On the other hand, the tiny reed, slender and weak, learned how to dance with the wind.
One day, the two friends, knew of an upcoming storm. The mango tree, looking down on the little reed’s tiny stems, told the reed that he must always stand firm and he will never be uprooted by any wind or storm. The reed knew better. When the storm came, the mango stood firmer and prouder. He fought the winds so hard that finally he breaks. The proud mango tree, was uprooted. On the other side, the reed was gracefully dancing with the winds. Bending and swaying wherever the wind blows.
After the storm passed, the reed saw how his friend got uprooted. He thought to himself, if only his friend learned how to bend then he would still be standing right now.
Just like the reed, we need to bend and learn to dance with everything that we will encounter. We need to sway to the direction of the wind in order for us not to break and fall apart.