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Inspirations About Life and What Matters Most

Updated on September 4, 2012

The First Times in Our Lives : Reflections of Our Lives

As I was sitting down, enjoying the summer heat, yes I enjoy the summer after the intermittent rains, I remember the times in my life, I was nostalgic, sat down and smile at how life has been good to me. Yes I am no different with you, I had the biggest problems one could imagine, but I made it though the rain just like the song. Many times in my life, I fell down, gather the pieces, smile and find ways to stand up. Life is not fair, but the more we dwell on things, the more it sticks with us. Life is harder when we make it that way.

We have been given the will to survive in the jungle called life, but the more we treat it as a jungle the more we keep on fighting it, we should be with it, move with it and not go against it, make our lives work for us.

Capitalize on our assets --- our best asset is that we have a beating heart, a heart that is designed to love, to care and to share the most beautiful moments with every creature on earth. We have the will to survive and keep on believing in ourselves, things always get better.

The First Times in Our Lives : Reflections of Our Lives

In this hub, I would like to share with you the joys I had experienced about life in general and first times in my life. I was blessed with the life that is common yet full of blessedness. It is not a perfect life, but I learned from it. This hub is designed to help people to cope with whatever they are battling with at the moment, sickness, problems -- financial and emotions, All these things shall pass.

Here it goes, I remember all!

Yes I remember, the first time I went to school, I was so excited, at six years old I know that education is very important for me, my parents always remind me about it and it is a gift they say, and I should work hard to learn and acquire knowledge because knowledge is power and can make you understand things and learn more. But as I grow older, and I learn more the more I become self serving -- I forgot that I need to learn form others. I seldom listen and I always think that I am right. Knowledge comes with it a great responsibility, to share and acknowledge humility, I am not the brightest student, and I realized I could learn a lot when I share my knowledge.

I remember the first time I had a birthday party and my parents was there, my memory at 5 is that i remember the birthday cake and ice cream, and I was so proud with the dress my mother bought for me and she took me a picture with my friends and relatives. I realized I was loved, and I was blessed to have a family to share my happiness and milestones in my life, I had a brother who died and an elder sister -- much more family who loves me. Family is a treasure we sometimes forgot to acknowledge.

Yes I remember the first kiss, it was a boy who likes me and planted a kiss on my cheek, I was crying because other children are teasing us, my world was so small, i think about him and after four years, we still belong to the same class, i though i could be her girlfriend someday, I had a crush on him. my world was so small, all I thought was we will be ending up together when we grow up in the small town we live. I learned that I should widen my horizon and that the world is so big, yet small for a child like me. Only my imaginations are bigger than my age.

I remember my first travel by sea and by air. My grandmother died and we need to go their place by sea, i traveled by land, then when we reached the area, we traveled by sea. I rode in a small boat, two hours and enjoy the vastness of sea. it was a calm sea, I was clinging to my mothers skirt and sitting beside her. I was just so small comparing to the vastness of the sea. Then when I was 20, I traveled by plan,e that was my first time air travel, I was so nervous I am going to vomit and so scared, i prayed the whole time -- pone hour until we get down the plane. I saw the buildings, bodies of water from above and I was amazed, GOD is so amazing.

I remember when I was 17 and I went to the cities and stayed in the dorm. I miss everything about family and enjoyed the friends that I have got, I realized after that we will be separated from each other after graduation and we will never see others again. But family will always be there for us. Friends come and go, they are a big part of life. Some friends will be known when the going gets tough and after sometime, they are still there for you.

I remember my first bf who married me but who left me after six years. I don't know if that was love, but maybe it was. I care for him, but up to this time I never really know if I did truly love him. I did my best and that was good, I wonder how many people did their best and end up unsuccessful in marriage and love relationship, we have to always brace for the worst and be ready for it, We should be thankful it happened, it feels good when you did your best come what may.

I remember the sweetest thing in the world is to have a child, my first born who changed my life, I became more patient, caring and more loving. I am selfless and realized and loved my mother more because i know what she did for me. I am blessed because i have my mother.

I remember that my father had an operation, my mother cant walk straight and I was there for them, guiding them, and showed my love for them. I miss them now, as I am far away from them. I remember the prayers are so powerful, they are heard and answered prayers.

There are many first times in my life, first time to travel outside the country where I grew up, first time to make love, first time to dive, bungee jumping and yes I tried it all -- perhaps the most difficult yet challenging part of life, but I am still here, blessed as always.


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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      How did I miss this lovely gem? This is so beautiful, Maita. It's so lovely to share memories of your life! Amazing. And sentim : )ental too. Really loved reading this! Bless you!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Beautiful first thoughts my Dear! Thank you!

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      alexandriaruthk 7 years ago from US

      thanks mentalist,

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      A joyus life is a spiritual reflection of ones blessings and trials and then to project them in a positive way;)