I think experiences are not the only great teacher in life.
I think life itself is also one of the best teacher.
At least, for me.
Lots of things happen in life. Just like a wheel, some days we’re on the upside, some other days we’re on the downside. Nevertheless, if we’re truly contemplating everything that happens in our life, I mean, if we’re really looking at it in a positive perspective, there are so many things that life has made us learn.
In my case, I often told you in most of my previous blog posts that the kind of life that I undergone followed some pattern such as ‘whenever I’m feeling happy, next the sadness will come by approaching me’. I believe that lots of people also had the same pattern like me, because that’s what life on earth should be. We’re ain’t living in a heaven so there’s no such thing as being happy and prosper forever. Everything takes time, tears, and effort.
That time, I was afraid to feel extremely happy because it was as if God was giving me an alarm that I’m going to cry a lot. As if I’m already had this kind of intuition that after happiness came by something sad/bad is going to happen to my life. Though those feelings were proven to be right. Because ‘life is like a wheel.’
Now, the more I grew up without my mother besides me, the more I realize that my life has taught me so many things (what God wants me to learn). Maybe my mother is no longer here to tell things like ‘if you’re doing this, you’re going to get this, or that’, but my life itself teaches me all the consequences of my actions and decisions.
“You’ll reap what you sow”, an old proverb saying.
I’m grateful that happiness comes to my life so that I will not forget to help other people who are currently on the downside of their life. When I’m happy and prosper, that means life wants to teach me to be more grateful, and not to forget other people who are facing difficult moments of their life. To share parts of my happiness by easing their burdens. Because life has taught me what it feels like to be in their position.
I’m also grateful (now) that sadness/hardships comes to my life so that I can improve my submission to God and it also gives me a chance to do lots of good deeds. By facing difficulties also teach me to be more patient and stronger. I don’t know why, but I think the hardships that happens in my life contributes more in shaping my personality to be a better person, than my happiness. When life provides me with difficult situations, I learn not to give up, I learn lots of skills and know what it means to have a family and a real friend who always stand by my side. I learn how it feels like to be hungry, how it feels like to be tired and less time to have fun. I also learn to prioritize my family and other people that need my help over my own ego or priority.
In fact, I learn so many things.
I’m grateful for everything that happens in my life. For everything that God give to my life.
If He wants to give me something bigger/beyond my expectations, I firstly have to face some trials and very difficult moments to deserve the ‘gift’ He wants me to have.
Then when that ‘gift’ finally come, He wants me to share it to other people.
Because when difficult times make life looks unfair, then kindness is what makes this life turns out to be beautiful.