I received the most touching letter 14 years ago on my 18th birthday. It was a letter from my Uncle who was also like a father to me. He was quite strict but only wanted what’s best for me. He was just looking out for me because I was a child away from my parents. Just like other teenagers out there, I had my moments. I was stubborn and most of the time followed what my heart desires. One thing I struggled then was expressing my emotions in a more positive way. I was afraid to show people how much I truly care and love them. The void and anger I felt at that time towards my parents turned me into someone who’s afraid of showing their love and affection to those who are closest to them. I allowed very few people to see the real me…the one who was vulnerable but capable of loving and caring genuinely. I masked my fear of abandonment with stubbornness because I was afraid to get too close. Afraid that people would perceive me as weak if they knew how much I’m hurting inside. I tried so hard to show everyone that I’m brave all the time though there were many times that I’m breaking apart inside…..screaming for help but I didn’t know how to reach out. I was afraid to put my trust in people because I was afraid of getting disappointed. But that was then…when I was just a teenager trying to find my way into this world. I’ve come a long way and I’m proud of who I am now and for the things I have accomplished. I am thankful for having an Uncle who did his best to guide me and never gave up. I wish I had the chance to personally thank him for everything that he has done for me and our family, most especially to my grandparents but I know he’s watching over us like he always did♥.
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“ How you look at a situation is very important, for how you think about a problem may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. When you get discouraged or depressed, try changing your attitude from negative to positive and see how life can change for you. Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it — you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory." – Franco Harris