Reality is a funny and deceptive (a lie or not real) thing. What’s going on in your right now moment is a fact NOT truth. Fact simply is a set of theories or situation that can be proven. Fact is 2+2 will always equal 4, no matter how much you want it to equal a different number. Truth is a fact that can be altered or changed. Truth always carries a BUT. Here’s an example. I got an “F” in math. The fact in this situation is that I got an “F” in math. Fact looks at what’s presented or what actually is. It can be assumed that because I got an “F” in math that I’m not good in math. But the truth could be several things: I’m not good in math. I had some family or personal problems that kept me from concentrating in math class. I’m above the math level I’m being taught so I was bored and didn’t do the work. I may have been sick so I missed a lot of days from school. And the list goes on of the truth situations that produced a fact or the “F”. What is important for you to understand is that while you can’t change the present (right now) facts you can change future facts.
Yes you have gone through a lot in your life. You have experience a lot of hurt and pain. You may have experienced violence in your family. You may have seen friends or family members get involved in gangs or drugs. May you have been abused by someone you love. Maybe your family doesn’t always have enough food, you’re always moving from one place to another. Maybe the people around you are not going to college or excelling in school. Maybe you have mental, emotional or behavioral issues. Maybe no one around is encouraging you to be the best or people telling you that you can’t be this or you can’t be that and so many other painful experiences. You have to remember all of these situations or circumstances are your right now facts but they don’t have to be your future facts or the real truth about you.
You are an amazing person with so much potential. It’s like garden where a farmer planted a lot of different seeds. You are like this garden with thousands of seeds (gifts, talents & abilities) planted in you. You don’t always know what gifts, talents or abilities you may have inside but you have to continue watering your garden (getting an education, going to college, learning a trade, get a hobby, try out different activities or sports, learn something new every day…) make sure your garden is exposed to sunlight (get to know people who’s different then you, develop great habits, connect with people who are strong in an areas you’re weak in and learn from them…). Keep an eye on your garden and remove the weeds (stay away from people that will lead you down the wrong path, remove them from your life). Sometimes it’s better to be by yourself even though it can be lonely, then to be around people you don’t really like or may not like you either. If you have to make yourself fit in anywhere then you are in the wrong place. The right place will always feel right deep down inside.). Then be patient with yourself. Wait! Great things don’t grow over night. All of the greatness in you will take time to develop. It will take even years but that’s ok because you are worth it. The world can't wait to welcome and celebrate you. Your school, family and friends need to see you be excellent so they can be excellent too. Most importantly, you need you to be the best you, you can be.
Do not get fooled by the facts in your life. Be strong enough to create the truths and facts you want in your future.
Words of Wisdom:
1. “As an original work of art I will never allow myself to be anyone’s copy.” Sandra Garcon
2. “I don’t go where I’m tolerated (where people just put up with me). I go where I’m celebrated (where people love me exactly for who I am).” Paula White
3. “Because I was not designed to fit in everything I understand that rejection simply means I have to find a better fit.” Sandra Garcon