Trying to write this from a vantage point of a silver lining, I know how it sucked to get cut out from your job with no steady income and still look out of your window to flash the world a smile of motivation. Because just like you, that’s what happened to me too. Truth is, it’s just fueling our anxieties to the roof. But as what Helen Keller said, often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
These closed doors and rejections do not select our destiny.
It could be a form of redirection to something even more meaningful. Something consequential and purposeful. And while we break down, cry, and lock ourselves in our rooms, we generally neglected what the universe has gifted us out of this unhappy occurrence – time.
Now more than ever, we have all the time at home during this whole quarantine period to prepare ourselves for the next chapter of our lives. And isn’t that a wonderful thing? To be able to use time as an investment to learn a new skill, to practice talents, or even to finally start going after that kind of life you’ve been always wanting to have?
No matter how weak and unsteady we feel right at this very moment, there will always be that little hope inside our hearts that help us get through the day. We should cling to it, support it, and water it until it grows. The power of hope is learning your new set of goals. It is not a wish for dreams to come true, but it is the actual belief that dreams really do come true if we put enough effort to do it.
A General rule of life: if we don’t ask, the answer will always be a NO. So if we want something, we have to declare it to the universe. The amazing thing about being truthful to your intentions is that things have this bizarre way of working out. You don’t have to wait for shooting stars to make a wish – the stars will align and support you when you start to produce energy of determination.
When God gives you a new beginning, it starts with an ending. Be thankful for closed doors. They often guide us to the right one.
So, friends, we might have no idea where our next paycheck would come from, but I hope we don’t take this situation as something to define us as a person. These trying times might trigger losing our identities because we aren’t sure what we’re heading to. But we make people laugh, we love art, and we create extraordinary moments and those are enough to realize that our jobs itself are not enough to ever define us as a whole and our identities.
Isn’t it comforting to think that the future holds brand new days with zero mistakes in it yet?