(RBU join date 01/22/2010)
Some people never make their way out of depression. But I am one of those people who have made their way out of it, and I am thankful for going through it. It has taught me that:
"Everything happens to you for a reason and a purpose. The moment one recognizes this, life changes. To gain this knowledge seems to require thinking back to some of the most difficult and terrible times in your life and how, if they didn't happen, you wouldn't be where you are today, who you are today, and who you will become tomorrow."
It has also taught me that circumstances are not there to run you down, but to make you a stronger person.
During those hard times, I remember looking at myself in the mirror and asking, ‘why me?’, ‘who am I?’ and ‘why am I here?’ My mind was too clouded to find the answers to my questions.
Then I came across this question on a forum: ‘What exactly do you see when you look into the mirror?’ I went and took a seriously second look at myself in the mirror, and saw:
A woman who has gone through a lot of ups and downs in life and is determined never to back down, a woman who still gives herself good credit even if the world says she is not good enough; a woman who loves to learn new things every single day; a woman who has realized she has got no duplicate on the face of this planet; and, a woman who has a vision of what she wants to achieve and is on a mission to fulfill that vision. I saw me!
One of my missions is to leave my footprints on the hearts of people in this life’s journey of mine. Footprints of kindness, love, peace, happiness and joy. A footprint that will forever be remembered. A footprint that will (positively) tell the world that; I WAS HERE!