Here are the things that make me sad.
#1 I feel sad when I know someone that I care about has issues or ill-feelings towards me.
When I was growing up, my heart is full of anger and bitterness. This is the reason why I have a gloomy and serious personality. When any member of my family has ill feelings towards me, instead of fixing the conflict, I let my pride overtake. There were many times that I didn’t talk to my mom and siblings for days, weeks, and even months. But I realized that pride, arrogance, and unforgiveness bring me to a pit of darkness and misery. I thank God for changing me everyday. I’ve learned to be meek even if it was not my fault because it’s a waste of time to hold of any grudge, anger or bitterness especially with your loved ones. Life is full of surprises and tragedy. We can lose our love ones anytime. Being stubborn in heart is not worth it.
#2 When at the end of the day I haven’t accomplished anything.
I think this is a good thing in a way that it makes me want to improve my discipline and organization skill. It’s not good when it makes me beat myself up and sulk in regrets.
#3 When I read or hear news about my country, the Philippines.
I feel hopeless for my country whenever I read or hear the news. It’s full of negativity everyday. Politicians are fighting, people are divided, people are dying, and people are still poor.
There are lots of reasons to be sad because the world is cruel and most of the time unfair. But sadness is an important emotion that should be given credit too. You can feel the real essence of happiness because of sadness. It’s what makes us compassionate and generous with other people. It gives us the ability to empathize with other people’s trouble or tragedy. It creates friendships and camaraderie. It makes you appreciative and thankful for what you have. When you’re sad, it should not always be seen as negative. There’s a time to be sad and there’s a time to be happy.
But what if sadness has already taken control of our lives? I don’t have all the answers but one thing I’m certain, God is always there to listen and walk with us if we will let him. We don’t have to go through the process alone. If there’s anyone who knows us and understands us, it is God. People may not be there for us all the time but God is. Why don’t you pour your heart to him now?
How about you? What makes you sad? How do you deal with it?
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