Celebrate…

There has been a high rise in suicide rates in my country. I have read the background stories and some of the notes some of the deceased left behind and I must say it’s been very heartbreaking.

Everyone has a breaking point, and not a lot of people may know how to hold on for long.

The pressure gets to everyone, the lack gets to everybody’s door, the pain gets to everyone’s heart but some may have it harder than others, that I agree.

Regardless, I think it’s a battle we all fight, to not lose hope, to not feel defeated and dejected. Life can be freaking hard and unbearable, coupled with a system that doesn’t work, pretty much feels like hell.

Sometimes the feeling of being a failure or not being good enough creeps in because we haven’t gotten that degree, dream job, marital bliss, financial independence or that ground-breaking achievement.

I resolved in my heart a long time ago to not pressure myself with deadlines, the big mark or that mind-blowing achievement but learn to celebrate and relish in my small wins as they come.

I don’t have everything I want and I have not gotten to where I want to be, but I am determined to be happy and grateful for what I have and where I am right now.

You may not have reached that high target but you just succeeded in completing a smaller project, be happy about that, celebrate and reward yourself.

Give yourself a high-five for a job well done!

Learn to count your many blessings and you will find something to be grateful for and a reason to fight for your life.

Once you start celebrating the little victories in life, you will realize just how infinite they truly are.

-Alicia Emamdee

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