November 30, 2009

something I scribbled down yesterday

Things I've learnt in the first 20 years of my life/
Letter to my past teenage self/
Letter to my current teenage sisters/
Letter to the teenagers I currently know/

  1. It's okay to be misunderstood.
  2. People will let you down, and you will make mistakes but every storm will pass by.
  3. The choice to pick yourself up is yours to make.
  4. Sometimes, we set ourselves up for disappointment by expecting too much.
  5. The key to gratitude is to give freely and much, yet expect little in return.
  6. It's okay if people don't like you and talk behind your back.
  7. People who do the above thing are usually insecure in their own way, love them anyway.
  8. It's okay if people judge you or say untrue things about you. It's better to be gossiped about than to be the gossiper.
  9. Complaining less will actually make you a happier person.
  10. You can't change people. You can only change how you feel about them.
  11. You can't make everyone likes you.
  12. Since there's so little things you can actually change or control, when you find one, go all out and make a difference.
  13. Things won't, can't and will never change overnight.
  14. Instead of asking when your miracle will happen, ask yourself who you can be a miracle for.
  15. Most of the time, you'll get what you most want when you are not even looking for it.
  16. There's a lot of things in life not worth fighting for or crying over.
  17. When you find a few things that are worth it, hold on to them with all your might and don't let them go.
  18. Everything worth doing is worth doing all-out-passionately.
  19. Everything worth having is worth suffering and struggling for.
  20. Everybody screws up. It's just a matter of when and how fast you get over it.
  21. The faster you screw up, the faster you can move on, get over it, learn something from it and grow stronger for it.
  22. It's okay to change your mind, it's okay to admit you were wrong. And it's also not a problem to be stubborn and apologize later.
  23. When you speak your mind, you'll offend people. Refer back to #11 and don't ever let anyone shut you up from voicing your opinions.
  24. Everything changes. Every season of life will pass. Life is temporary but you can live it for things that aren't.
  25. Don't expect perfection on this side of heaven. Learn to see the beauty in the imperfection.
  26. Though life is temporary, you can experience glimpses of the eternal here and now.
  27. Though life is temporary, it doesn't mean we are meant to spend it in misery and self-sacrifice and suffering.
  28. It's easy to be a hero in a crisis.
  29. The real challenge is in day-to-day-living. In keeping our heart wide open to love and our eyes wide open to see the good in a world so disillusioned and weary; in coming alive in a world running on autopilot. Still,
  30. Life is worth living. Every day, every minute, every second. Always and forever.


  1. wah ecah.
    thats soo thoughtful
    bleh jd pkr motivasi neh =p
    nways kalu ecah mnt cte2 inspiring gitu,try lookin for Mitch Albom's books. hmm,5 people you meet in heaven,sudah bace?

    dat's one amazing,inspirational book.

  2. oowh that book..
    penah nampak jek
    tp x penah bace lg
    best eh..?
    i should read that book then


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