I remember when I was a kid, when my friends would let me write in their slum book or autograph. Yes, that little book, some have flowers, and others were plain simple. It had different sizes and styles. That controversial little book where the things you write may probably be used against you the moment you spill your secrets. I remember the second page, usually the “Heart to Heart” section. There’s a line that asks, “What do you want to achieve in your life?” or something of that sort. And I remember my little self writing “To touch everybody’s lives at least before I die.” I was so juvenile.
But looking back, I think that was a bit mature for my age. I was, what? Around 8-10 when I wrote that. Now that I am 19, I realized that the chances of that possiblity, to touch everybody’s lives, is little. And so I changed my outlook in life. Someday, at one moment or a couple of times, I want to change lives. It doesn’t matter if I could only count them with the fingers on my hands, or if it’s only a dozen, as long as I did. What kind of change? I don’t know, maybe I just want people to change the way they see life or love. I want to turn their negativity into positivity, or maybe help heal a few broken hearts. I want to tell them how God loves them, and how much bliss they can feel the moment they surrender their lives to Him.
I don’t know how I could possibly change the way they see at least a few things in life. Maybe through the songs I write, or the poems I make, or through this blog or even the book I might possibly write in the future. Maybe if I do unknowingly, it will feel greater. Or maybe if I may be able to change a few lives without even knowing them personally. But that doesn’t make an difference. All I know is I want to.
I will keep in mind my most loved quote in Happy Feet 2,
“If you want it, you must will it. If you will it, it will be yours.”