To the person who’s struggling with life,

You can’t choose the cards you are dealt, only the way you play them” Its been one of my favorite quotes since the day I walked into my 7th grade history class and saw it on the wall.

No matter who you are, where you stand in society, or what kind of person you are, life is going to be throwing some tough obstacles your way. Sometimes you don’t even see them coming. The quote explains that you can’t choose what obstacles life will throw towards you; however, you can choose how you want to react to a situation. Actually, I shouldn’t even be using the word “choose” because life doesn’t exactly have many “choices”. They’re called decisions. It’s your decision how you react to one of life’s problem. Maybe your having problems With family and your ready to walk away; or maybe your feeling down and want to give up. You may even one day not know where you are or where your heading in life anymore. But it’s your decision whether or not you keep going. You decide whether you stay with the family or walk away. It’s your decision to keep going fighting for what you believe or to give up. No matter which you decide, life will go on. Despite which ever decision you make, life will continue with or without you and wherever you end up will because of your very own decisions.

Sometimes you just have to think to yourself, “where do I want to be?”. Give yourself a strong serious answer to where you want to be in life. Where do you want to see yourself in 5 maybe 10 years? What is it that you need to do to get there? How are you gonna make your life into what you want it to be? Is giving up going to make you feel better? Of course not. You have to fight for what you believe in and shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars. Even if you miss your goal or you fail, at least you tried. You can go around saying “ No I didn’t make it, but I sure as hell tried” and you can then get yourself back up and do it again. People say everyone gets better with practice. That doesn’t go for just sports or games. That goes for everything. If you do something long enough and try hard enough nothing is impossible.

One day you will look back at your life and you’re either going to be asking why you didn’t do something or enjoy the fact that you did. So take the chances while you can. Shoot for the moon and stand up for what you believe. This is your life. And it’s full of your decisions. The result will be because of you and how you decided to live your life. So if you’re going through something tough now, keep going. And the next time something happens again. Keep fighting. Your life is what you make of it and if you believe in your dreams enough, you will achieve them. Sometimes you will fail. Sometimes you won’t think you can get back up again. Sometimes life isn’t going to be fair. But keep going. Just look at how far you’ve come already and all the bullshit you’ve put up with in the past. Your still here and your still fighting. So here’s to you. Fighting for your life, for what you believe, and for everything you want to make of yourself. Best of luck to you.