Monday, August 4, 2014

A Pity Party

So, how’s your holiday? Mine is so-so because, you know, I’m currently in heaven where every day is a holiday—yeah, who the hell am I lying to? No heaven, not at all—but anyway, hoping you all have a better holiday than I am!

Next is… how it feels to get back on your daily schedule after this looong holiday? Is Monday still sucks as always?
I spend my Monday morning peacefully in front of my TV, watching E! and The Style Network since 7am until now… Okay, please don’t judge me, but I really am have this worrying addiction towards these channels. Also don’t get it wrong, you actually can learn A LOT from the programs. Like, what is the best way to braid your hair or how you can wear a pair of white dress in four different styles… not to mention those reality shows—which we all know is nothing reality, since everything are basically scripted—teach us a lot too.
Now, if you are an E! junkie like me, a name Giuliana Rancic must be familiar for you. No, I won’t give a long gossip essay about some Hollywood reporter in this post… this is Retenoire, baby not a Perez Hilton. But yeah… to be honest, I used to dislike this woman. When I said ‘used to dislike’ it is like last night I was still hated on her. Until this morning I watch a rerun of her exclusive interview with the channel and here the old saying prove how right it is again, do NOT judge a book from its cover. Mrs. Rancic is nothing like I imagined at all… I didn’t know she have a master degree on journalism, I didn’t know she met her spouse in such lovely romantic way every women ever dream of, and I didn’t know that she is fighting against a breast cancer.
Her story of life turn out to be really inspiring, an ordinary girl from Italy who survived Hollywood. The point is, her insight about to not losing hope over anything happened, good or bad, is important... and giving up is never an option.

Another thing I vividly remember was when she talked about how lonely she felt at that time, the time when she first diagnosed with the cancer... I think we all can relate to that lonely feeling, don't we?

Now let’s take time off before you continue reading this post, because the questions I’m going to ask you next will take a little more honesty between your heart and your brain.
So, ready?

How often do you feel unhappy?
How often do you envy other people for having a better life than you?
How often do you think the world is crazy and you can’t keep up with things going on outside you?
How often do you pity yourself?
How often do you, after everything, realize over and over again that those things I said above is not even true?

…See, it’s just our mind playing tricks. Life is all about gratitude and perspective.
Let’s said we stuck in a bad traffic jam. We can choose whether to curse and blame everything or we can still be thankful enough because at least we have a car and we have somewhere to go. There is nothing more exhausting than living a life without purpose, no? So let’s say thanks to the mighty Lord that we have somewhere to go, something to do, someone to love, and somehow life to live.
If you ever feeling lost and alone. Please remember, there are billions of other people who get through the same thing as you… some are even worse than you. Of course I’m not suggesting you to not doing anything, in contrary you can do bunch of things and what you gonna do will be the right thing to do.

Pretty sure I make you feel like you read some rhetorical self-help theory… Boy, I used to think so too. But now as me myself getting older, it is all true Sister, every little bit of those chitty-chatty oh how I wish I could realized it a little bit earlier.
But that’s life, right. The process in every step of it is what makes life precious, and of course… worth living.

Love, U.

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