I was about to write a sad story a few days ago. About my broken heart, my loneliness. About things that I haven’t achieved this year and this year almost end. About the lost friendship and I don’t even know why. About the pressure I feel in work and accomplishment. But I stop when I read a simple quote from an anonymous that says “Writing about sadness is easy because the heart naturally seeks to vent, but only an accomplished writer has what it takes to express happiness in words”. On a split second I put my sad stories on hold.
It is true, that happiness and sadness oscillated in our life inevitably, but it takes a true inner-strength from within to decide and define which kind of story we want to tell. There is nothing wrong about sad story, we do feel sad eventually, and not only sad, we even feel frustrated, devastated or maybe remorse, but then how it make you feel to keep telling those kind of stories and stop at it?
You may want to tell stories about how you lost things, how you fail, how you disappointed, how you break and bent, but to really think again, maybe you can put it on hold for a moment. Take some times to contemplate, or maybe take some actions, and then write the same story in different angle. A story of how you lost then found another precious thing. How you fail but feel some small victories in life. How you disappointed but then found a ray of hope. How you break and bent and then recovered.
Maybe it all sounds cliché, and when people read it or hear it they’ll say “touché”, but it does help some people, you got to believe in yourself regarding that. Put in high consideration on how the stories touch yourself, because it’s you who matters in your battle of life, your heart. Heart naturally seeks to vent, it’ll never stop. Is that the story you want people to describe your life? The sadness and the seeking of vent?
Let me say this once again, nothing wrong with sadness nor I avoid it, but right now I put my sad story on hold until I’m able to take something out of it. I’m grateful and I keep learning to really living. Tell me your happy story, help me please… 🙂