Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is..
Sometimes we find meaning in the least expected spaces. To any other person these may just be ordinary words stuffed in some 2 rand fortune cookie but when i came across this message in a cookie, it spoke volumes to me and it came at an opportune time.
Today As i turn a year older there is no greater wisdom i needed that just coming across these profound words..A reminder that time is of the essence.
I look at where I am coming from and I realise that although I may not be the cover of Vanity Fair,I have come too far,I have overcome and still face struggles. My existence is a sign of triumph and that is worth celebrating. Of course I have made mistakes, missed chances and lost opportunities, but I am here, I have made it thus far.I am alive, I am healthy, I have a family who loves me and I am grateful.
I am looking at life with another lens. I am appreciating the things that I have and valuing the people who support and encourage me.I am thanking those who shut doors in my face for making me deal with life’s fact that things will not always go my way.Instead of joining the bandwagon of people who seat and moan about life whilst doing nothing positive about it, I am making peace with the fact that the world does not owe me anything if i am not willing to work for it.
There is more to life than just being a Transgender person, I personally choose not to make my gender identity my destiny or my career. I shall no longer be a victim of time,seating moaning and stressing about the things I do not have whilst time is ticking. I resolve to be proactive, taking charge of my own life and doing what I can to make the best of it.
Whether loved or loathed, I will be unapologetic and unashamed to live my life. No matter how deep or dirty the woes are, I will remember to look up. To be kind to myself and others, to love wholeheartedly and give thanks to the most high for the gift of life, health, friends and family. Instead of just cursing the dark, I am lighting a candle and looking on the brighter side..
This day calls for a celebration the same goes for this life!!