Many people say that they want to kill themselves but then they don't want to die.
The statement above is just like life, confusing and complicated but that's no reason. Life at times kicks right in the face. Many survive to stay standing up, others fall straight to the floor. But you must always keep a positive attitude. Life is unfair but after all God only gives you what you can handle.
Learn from your mistakes, take risks, reach among the stars and dream upon them. Life - it's the only one we have. Love yourself, love your surroundings and make a difference in someone's life- that feeling is inexplicable.
Learn to give and receive love. Love your friends, those angels sent from God, love your family and don't hesitate to mention how important they are you because you never know if there will be a tomorrow- better safe than sorry.
Learn to make time for you. Learn that life is a journey and we must enjoy every single minute of it. We can't navigate through life with fear. We must stand tall and keep on through this journey.
Yes, you can't go back in time but memories sure can. Don't be sad that it's over; be happy that it occurred. At times you have to move on, you can't stick with memories.
At times you wonder why? Why people are the way they are? Why are they like that? When everything is going awesome, no one remembers God. Seems like when they are in crisis is when they go to him? Why?
Also, at times you give people love, they take it and then throw it. You try friendship and they can't even be there when you need them. Why? That's just part of life. In parts of the journey you will encounter this unfairness but don't worry, as long as you know you did your part you'll be fine. Hey- they slap you once, offer them the other cheek. It's painful to be slapped and to understand but we must and learn to forgive.
Anyhow, watch out for obstacles that want to stop your journey. Don't give up, keep on shooting the ball, because it's bound to go in because the hole is there!!
Once again live every single second like if it were your last. Remember just like a clock we can't go back in time. Think twice before you act, but think thrice before you speak - words hurt more than actions. Love, live and enjoy!!
Written in 2006 by Esmeralda R., Age 17 (Texas)