“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience, you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.”
– Alysha Speer
Trees, if one sees them, Earth will automatically cross one’s mind. Lately, I had this weird feeling of missing someone, a dear old friend of mine named Cecille. Now you may wonder, how on earth am I talking about a tree and at the same time a friend? Well, when I met her, she used to call me by a different name, as you can see, my name is Joyce and she calls me “Muning”. She said I look like her old team leader. As days pass, we became close and we always had this talk of joining a plant a tree project. I would to do something extraordinary like that! Not only will I be spending time with a good friend but I know it would be a big help for Mother Earth. However, as days passed, we became busy with work and all things in between. Needless to say, we were not able to attend any plant a tree a project. She decided to leave the company and pursue her long life dream of preaching. The last time I saw her, she got our mailing addresses since they are not allowed to use any other forms of communication like facebook, twitter and emails. It makes me sad now, I suddenly miss her so much and I still want to plant a tree with her. I posted on her wall a few times but got no response, I wonder where she is now. In any case, if she reads this I will be very thankful. The heavens are guiding her on her chosen path I am sure of that. Cecille Dabu, wherever you are, keep in mind that you have a real friend in me. Still looking forward for that TREE! God speed!