Unfortunately time machines are still a thing of the movies, I have not yet seen unicorns nor pigs fly, and wishes on a star still barely come true. The former makes us hopeful though.. hopeful that we are yet to witness miracles happen, the hope saves our sanity.
People have found solace in materialistic gratification. Trips to Dubai, 18 inch Brazilian hair, instagram popularity and plenty of other temporary high’s seem to be the height of aspiration.
Amidst all the crazy, there is one important thing I need you to do for me.. and that is to relish in each moment. Life on earth is a temporary gift that we are given and no moment should be taken for granted. It is never about who has lived the longest but about who has made each moment count. Just as wisdom comes with time so does contentment come with gratitude. You will meet people along the way, just know that each and every person you come across was meant to cross your path and teach you a life lesson. Some will make you laugh, smile, dance, sing, jump, and some will make you angry, doubtful, cry and sad…Take each moment with a pinch of salt.
I can promise you that things get better from the 10th grade but you need to forgive all those bullying you. Holding on to hate and grudges is tiring and I don’t want that for you. When they call you “ugly, stuck-up, bad body structure, coconut, teachers pet” and all those hurtful words, it is never a reflection of who you are as a person but rather a reflection of the person uttering the words. For all the days you cry yourself to sleep because you never felt good enough, there is greater joy coming. You are phenomenal and no amount of hate from others will ever change that. Learn to keep your head up… it’s only sticks and stones. People fail to realize how much power their words carry, but you need to forgive even those who haven’t asked for forgiveness. Free yourself, save your sanity!
You are enough, in fact you are more than enough, never let anyone tell you otherwise.
I’m still trying to figure out the rest but I am eternally grateful that you have turned out the way you have, because even though you are still a mystery to some, I am thankful for your strong spirit, your undying will and your love for all those around you. It’s okay to cry and be angry, but after the storm always comes the sun.
There is so much I wish I could keep you from doing, but, without stepping on those thorns and falling on that rock I wouldn’t have learnt these life lessons.
I love you… Always!
2016 Sibahle “