There are people that wish they can change the past. I know, I was one of them. Then I realized, changing the past won’t matter to me in the present. The past is there for a reason. To make us stronger. We were given our past to show how strong we are. I lived every day of high school as the nerd who had a lot of friends but never had any close enough friends to invite him to anything. I was never invited to parties, or bonfires, or even to just have a walk in the park. Do I wish I could change that? I did. Then I realized, I wouldn’t be on the career path I am if I hadn’t been alone. I would not be vying to be a defense attorney to help people if I wasn’t that lonely nerd. Sure I had a friend or two that I would hang out with sometimes, but not on the scale it could have been. I watched as childhood friends grew up and grew away from me. Thats what hurt me the most. However, I can’t change that. That is my past and I’m proud of it because it made me the young man I am today. Now I mentioned the one or two friends. There were three in total that I can really call my Divine Hope through that rough time. Sam Misali, Hayli O’Bannon, and Alicia Walker. Without those three young ladies, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. I pray and thank God every day for my Divine Hope, because they are the closest people to my heart.
I talk about how I want to help people. Well I’m doing that now. At skyline, crafts during Kids’ Night is all but a distant memory because the district manager wants someone fully devoted to the crafts to work. I have decided to be that person. If I can make at least one kid happy per week, then I’ve done my job. Just to see a smile on a young child’s face is payment enough for me. Because I know then that I made a difference in that child’s day. So see, people may want their past to change because of horrible things that have happened or have been said. But with one voice from a friend or even a stranger, all of that can change. With renewed hope, you can live on with new goals and live a happy, successful life. To quote my favorite singer, Selena Gomez, “Who says you’re not perfect? Who says you’re not worth it? Who says you’re not beautiful? Who says?”