First of all, I would like to say that you are amazing and that your presence on this world has made it a better place. Your presence here has been a blessing to everyone. When you were born, you put a smile on your parents’ faces. When you learned to walk, when you uttered your first word, you again put a smile on their faces. When you helped someone, you put a smile on their face. When you compliment someone, you put a smile on their face. Throughout your life until this very point, you have made countless people smile. You have made their day. You have made the world a happier place. You have made a difference. You might not have noticed it, but you have had a major impact on everyone around you.
But you, my friend, are meant for something more. You can make an even greater difference. You are here for a reason and that reason is to make the world a better place. You are meant for something great, even if you do not know what it is yet.
We are all blessed with the gift of life, limited life, a limited life in which we can make a difference. You may live to be 70, if you are lucky, 100, or maybe far less. Everyone was given different amounts of time to leave their mark, but the one thing that remains true for everyone is that time is running out. Every second, life ticks away, leaving you with less and less.
Despite this, life is as limitless as it is limited. There is so much to see, so much to feel, so much to taste, so much to smell, so much to hear, so much to know in life. The possibilities are endless. You most likely won’t be able to experience it all, to do it all, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try. Life has so much to offer, so go out there and take it all in, because you don’t have any time to waste.
Remember that dream that you had when you were 7? The dream of how you wanted to discover something new? To invent something new? To help people? To make a difference? The dream that you might have given up on as you grew up, be it because you were discouraged from pursuing it by others or it seemed too hard and you were afraid of failing?
Well, remember, you are meant for something great and the world can offer you so much. You can become anything. You can do anything. You can make a difference. You can change this world. Others can’t stop you from pursuing your dreams, nothing can. Pursuing your dreams is a choice, a choice that only you can make.
If you are afraid that you might fail, remember that it’s always better to regret something after doing it rather than regret something you didn’t do. In the words of Mark Twain, “Twenty years from now, you’ll regret more what you did not do than what you did do.” Always follow your dreams, don’t be afraid of failing. Go out there and do something new. No one likes failing. However, know that even if you don’t succeed, you still gained valuable experience from your endeavor and you have become a better person because of it.
Your dreams are all you got. They are what drives you to make a difference. So, don’t hesitate. Life is too short for you to hesitate. Hold tightly to your dreams and never let go. Let your dreams burn like the sun and let it be your light within the dark. Race towards that dream. You may occasionally falter, you may occasionally fall, you may occasionally get lost. But never let go of your dreams. Let it’s burning light guide you until the day you reach it. A wise man once said that a life without dreams is like a garden without flowers. The day that you let go of your dreams is the day you loose your purpose and meaning in life.
In the journey of life, there will be sunny days and cloudy day. There will be thunder storms and blizzards just as there will be days of triumphs and success. Don’t become complacent and settle when the good days come. Don’t lose your direction and hope when the bad days arrive.
Don’t ever give up your dreams. Just keep going. Keep going. Keep going. Always remember that you are here for a reason. For every step you take, you are that much closer to making a difference. To leaving a dent in this world. To making this world an even better place.
You are awesome! Thank you for making this world a better place!