My Greatest Joy In Life

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My Greatest Joy In Life Is That I Am Not Someone Else This was probably the hardest piece I ever had to write. I really had to dig deep and it brought back some painful memories. I tend to always try and touch people’s souls, influencing them in a positive way. But for a change, I am showing you a part of my soul. Over all, my childhood was pretty grim. Thinking back, it still hurts hearing those voices saying that I will never be good enough, I am stupid and I am worthless. Throughout my life as a child, I was broken down, demoralised and abused emotionally, physically and spiritually until there was nothing left to give. Time and time again I was abandoned, lied to and cheated on. Disappointment became a routine part of my daily life…show more content…
I pushed everyone around me so far away and unknowingly hurt them. I was broken and on my way to becoming bitter and cynical. But not too long ago I met someone that had a huge impact on my life. With one touch and one soft word this entire malediction that I was bound to for so long, was broken. I started to see a different side to life and realised I am a better person because of what happened in my past. So why am I glad that I am not someone else you may ask? In truth, I can be of some importance to someone who is going through a difficult time. If it wasn’t for my past, I wouldn’t have had any compassion for other people or what they might be going through. I also know that I can now cope with anything else that comes my way. Someone I deeply admire once told me that you have to live life on a scale of plus ten and minus ten: Extreme pain and sorrow comes with extreme happiness – you can’t have the good times without the bad. I realised that I would never have been able to appreciate the good times if I did not experience the bad times. In my short life I have experienced and faced more than most people do in their whole life combined. All the tears I cried over the years could never undo all the damage that was done, nor change anything that was said. But it did make me stronger – it made me who I am today. I am therefore proud of what I have become and would not ever want to act different, look
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