God always gives us a reason to smile and be happy each and every day no matter how bad our days went, no matter how exhausting we became. This is what I have proven to be genuine after series of ups and downs that I’ve been through this summer.
While most of us may have spent there summer in resorts and other past time places, hang out with friends and relatives and even tried out a new “recipe” to make oneself entertained for the whole stretch of the season, I have done the contrary of it. I must admit that even I, myself, am not used to in this kind of set-up we now have as a family. But, sincere as I am, I can always see hundreds of reasons for me to be grateful for the great things that come our way, actually, my way.
In my twenty years of existence, I can always say that He has set plans for me to become a better person. Like all of us, my experience has been so rich that in every contour that I meet along my way, I always find straight paths despite some rocky roads so I can continue my journey. Yes, it may be difficult and struggling at times but a brighter phase always awaits us, clearer on the other side, however. All we have to do is to work out on it and continue to hope for the best to come. Because when it rains, it pours.
Contrary to what you have in mind, my summer nevertheless has never turned boring and dull. I am grateful that by this time, while my father is actually rehabilitating from an ailment and is soon to get well, I experienced a greater sense of love and loyalty towards my family and friends. In these hard times, blood is, without contest, thicker than water. My family had experienced adversities in life, conflicts with and among each other primarily due to clashes of their varying principles and beliefs and contradicting views on things. For long years, they have been so cold with and among each other that such a feeling has transcended even to the roots of the family members. Even down to us, their offspring. The relationship was stationary over a period of time. But that was before. Now, everything has changed. And such change is ignited by one sacrificial lamb in the person of my father. The broken bond has been restored and now is on its way to revitalization for a new life for a new, stronger tie between and among its members.
This is always my aspiration for my family and I know that I share this very same desire to every one else in this world. After all, we all live to be happy, to love and to be loved. This is one ultimate plan of His Almighty for us. Let us live for it, let us live it.