This is for my sister, Martinha. ♥
I am sure we all have heard of that saying "Be the change you want to see in the world." And I thought I always knew what that meant, well I didn't. It wasn't until the last few months, that I have realized what that truly meant. And it was my closest sister, that showed me this road. Its that same cliché story, all over again. I am sad, and miserable (again) and she was the light that gave me strength through hard times. She never sugar coated anything for me, and she never made anything easy either. What she did, was beyond help, beyond words. She showed me who she was, and she didn't have to say a word about it. She inspired me by being the most amazing person I know, she shines her light wherever she goes, and I love her so much for it. There is a quote that I absolutely love that goes ". And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." (I have the full quote here) And this is what this amazing, beautiful, strong, talented and most importantly kind girl, has done for me. She showed me there was no need to hate life so much, and here was no need to let people use you either. "Be kind, but don't be a fool, " she said. She finally put a rest in my mind, that you can't demand change, you must inspire it. She showed me you should not judge your friend, or tell them what to do or what not to do. How it's okay to be fragile, but strong. She is like a badass porcelain doll. But, glass can't break her. Nothing can. By inspiring me to be kinder to others, I have become kinder to myself, doing so I am able to create my own light. Now I can let my light shine, I inspire others too. In the end, isn't that what life should be like? Once, a kind blind man told me "I help you today. Tomorrow you will help the next person and you tell them the same as I will tell you. When you can, and someone asks for help, you help them. And you tell them the exact same thing. You see? It's a chain it becomes, a chain of love and kindness." I will take a bit further then that, and tell you not to wait for the wise and the kind old guy. Just help people, whenever you can.
Don't get me wrong puppets, life is hard for me too. Its dark most of the time, it's like when you are a 5 year old child lost in a dark, massive maze. That's what life is most of the time. Isn't it lovely though when someone breaks that darkness just a little? Just a tiny little bit. Someone makes you smile. You go back to your maze, but you did smile. The world is filled with those people puppets, stop looking for kinder people and become a kinder person. That way you will inspire others to do the same, and maybe one day we will all liberate each others lightness. We will all shine.