Smile

Promise Chipeta
Posted May 30, 2020 from Malawi

Have you ever looked at yourself and asked; "Who am I?" "What have I done that I will be remembered for?"

I've done a lot of thinking about what I want to be remembered for. I want to leave my footprints behind in someone's life. You see, a candle loses nothing from lighting another candle. For me to be able to believe in myself right now, it took someone's effort and they told me to always smile. My smile stretches like a cloudless sky and it holds so much pain. Sometimes, I just want to breakdown but I look in the mirror and just smile. Someone out there feels better because I smiled at them.

What I am trying to say is, if you want to make a difference or help somebody, just do it. No matter what you're facing because there is happiness in helping others. There is peace.

As I celebrate my 18th birthday. I know that my journey of success has just began. I woke up feeling sad because my friends got selected to go to universities and I was like " why not me? How come my family doesn't have money to send me to school? For how long do I need to stay at home?" But then I remembered that God is not a man and He has a plan for me. People always say I've got a bright future and I just smiled to myself and started singing and dancing. I mean, its my birthday and God has added another year. I will keep smiling, no matter how I feel and this is what makes me unique and beautiful.

For everyone reading this, remember that what ever you are going through, it shall come to pass. Never forget to put a smile on your face and always have positive thoughts!

 

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Jill Langhus
May 30
May 30

Hello Dear Promise,

How are you doing? It's so amazing that you're having these deep, introspective thoughts, especially at such a young age. I totally agree that there is so much joy in supporting and encouraging others. I'm glad you've realized this.

Happy Birthday, Love!

Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring, uplifting message, beautiful photo, and update, dear. I hope that you will find a scholarship to go to school, if that's what your heart desires. Keep your eye on the prize:-)

Promise Chipeta
May 31
May 31

Thank you. My eyes are there!

Jill Langhus
Jun 01
Jun 01

You're welcome. Ha:-) XX

JULITON
May 31
May 31

Hello sis promi,emulations are also nice

Thelma obani 2020
May 31
May 31

Happy birthday beautiful.
Your smile is absolutely beautiful.
Keep winning

Promise Chipeta
May 31
May 31

Thank you

Anita Shrestha
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thank you for sharing

Kabahenda
Jun 03
Jun 03

My dear Promise,

You are inspirational. To be so young, to face the challenge that you are facing right now, and to keep your smile and encourage other to do the same is a unique and great achievement.

I can see that you have your head on your shoulders and I do hope that you will find the resources to enable you to continue with your university studies.

With an attitude like yours, the sky is the limit and I wish you nothing but success my dear little sister.

Promise Chipeta
Jun 04
Jun 04

Thank you Ma

Beth Lacey
Jun 04
Jun 04

Yes, have a smile on your face and God in your heart. Happy Birthday!