For so long I thought I am a prisoner of my personality type or my circumstances. It is easy to be a slave to the limits you have caged yourself in. Once you set that boundary and accepted that you will never go beyond your self imposed limitations, that’s it. You’ll just run around the corner of these walls and chances are, if you think negatively, you will embody it, project it, and become it. I am that person and I am speaking from experience. I used to have such negative self image and I hated that I am who I am. I hated my weaknesses, but ironically, defined myself from it. I used my own weaknesses as a definition of who I am. Not my strengths, not anything, just my weaknesses. And I thought I am a lost case, that nothing can be done with me. It’s sad and depressing and such a terrible frame of mind. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything else as with that adversary within myself, I gained a greater sense of understanding of who I am.
Sometimes we just need to breathe and laugh. We don’t have to sulk in each other’s troubles. A good laugh reminds us of who we are, what we used to be, and what we can be. We can choose to be happy. We can choose to be positive around our peers and family. And once we start smiling, it helps to ease the pain. We can gain a new perspective on life. Sometimes, I am just surprised. Maybe you will too.