Tuesday, January 15, 2013

finding my light

my wish for the new year is simple..
to have a fresh new start..
but if i want a new beginning, it has to start from within..
i'm not a perfect person..
in fact, i'm a perfectly imperfect person..
being perfect is not something i seek..
because it's not possible.
but do you know what is?
becoming a better person
that's something we can all do
becoming a better person than i was yesterday..
is a beautiful promise i can came to myself.

i promise to be kind, to be caring, to be helpful,
to be respectful and to have self respect,
to be generous and giving,
to be sincere and selfless,
to be forgiving and accepting,
to be humble and honest,
to be courageous and loyal,
to have more faith in myself and others,
to be more confident and brave,
but the most important of all..
i promise to find light in every darkness
and when if feels hopeless, iwill tell myself to try one more time..
and have faith.

vietnamese saying..
if you're close to ink, you'll be in darkness.
if you're close to light, you'll shine bright.

i promise myself to no longer live in darkness
but surround myself with light
only then can i truly shine bright
like starts..

whenever you look up at the night sky to see the stars..
it takes millions of years for their light to reach us..
so what we end up seeing are memories from the past.
but it doesn't matter, because all we care about is what's right in front of us...
a beautiful shining star
not the past
but the present
a gift.

the past is behind..
only look back to learn from it
and when you're ready,let's all move forward towards the light..
lighting up the night like stars so that we can help others find their way in darkness.

my new year's wish?
is to have a new beginning with all of you..
and for all of us to surround ourselves with light
so we can all shine bright.
good luck

-Michelle Phan-


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