Don’t worry

Instead of reassuring yourself that nothing will happen, have the mindset that “whatever happens, I’ll be fine”.

Even if you worry that bad things are coming, create a mechanism to guarantee that you’ll be okay, like figuring out which friends are really supportive and which aren’t, knowing that you can reach out to your family, or just trusting fate. Face the challenges with a serene heart and the knowledge that time can heal anything, so just wait and hope. And be fine.

This is the true strength.

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I wish I had the power
To make everything right
Banish pain from the existence
With just a sweep of my hand

But everything is so unclear
And I’m weak against the tide
Change is coming and I’m not sure
That the stars will still shine…

But take my hand
It doesn’t have much power, but
I can help you stand
Against the wave overflowing
And I can’t banish suffering
But I can ease the pain
So just take my hand.

Persistence

In this rainy afternoon, after a tiring semester, I sit here in this chair and write this words to you, who is still struggling, who is still hurting.
    So many things happened in this period. Besides all the tests and projects to work on, there were so many laughs, stories, days, tears, suffering, frustration, disappointment, sadness, fear, happiness and, most of all, courage. There were so many challenges, but looking at my Facebook feed filled with pictures with me and my friends in it, I can honestly say that yes, even with all the walls in our way, we were brave enough to face them, and get past them with our lives.
     It may seem a little dramatic now that I think of it. But at the time when the struggle is the present, it’s really hard to see the truth: everything passes. All the days, all the worry, all the joy, they go away in the wind someday, be it suddenly or piece by piece.
    So this is my message to the ones still in the finals, or in the middle of their semesters: yes, you will make it out alive. Be brave. Don’t give up. You deserve feeling relaxed and happy by the end of it, the true feeling of seeing all your work come to fruition. To finally be done with it.
    In the middle of the rain, I can see a bird flying. They say that true peace is not clear skies or transparent waters, but in the middle of a storm, a little bird calmly resting in its nest.
    Be brave.