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From Our Readers: An Open Letter To The Girl Who's Been Struggling To Make Things Right

May you have a good life ahead because I believe that you deserve only the best.
ART Trixie Ison

There are things in life that we can never take back. Worse, sometimes, there's also a part of us that we can't take back as well. I know that you've been struggling to make things right. Trust me, I understand. It might be a very important thing that you've messed up big time and you just can't do anything about it.

There could be this guy who loved you wholeheartedly but you've let him go just like that. Or maybe, you've promised yourself you wouldn't do such thing ever again but still you did. Maybe, you told yourself that this time, you would strive even harder to be a better version of yourself but still, you have failed on doing such.

It may seem impossible at first. Yes, we can never turn back time. If only we could build a time machine then we wouldn't be drowning in memories and living in regrets right now. But this is reality, this is all we've got. We have to live it right before we commit another mistake again. No matter what we do, we can never say that we wouldn't fail again because we would. Yes, over and over again. That's life. That's how it is. You have to remember that even if life could be so hard and hopeless, there would always be a light that would shine upon us.

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Remind yourself that it's okay to fall. It's okay to be imperfect. It's okay to have pimples. It's okay to have scars on your legs because you fell when your friend was teaching you how to ride a bicycle way back in grade school. It's okay not to know the answer to your Math test. It's okay to be scared. It's okay to have insecurities and worries. It's okay to cry and feel sad. It's okay. It's normal.

It's okay to have insecurities and worries. It's okay to cry and feel sad.

God has been waking us up every morning to remind us that every single day is a new chance to set things right. Have you ever tried waking up while smiling and just appreciating the morning breeze or how beautiful the sunshine is? Try it. The best things in life are free and sometimes, the most beautiful of them all is the ones we tend to take for granted. Sometimes, because we want to set our eyes directly on what we want to have or achieve, we forget to look at the things that brought us to where we are right now. If you think the definition of being able to say you're blessed is by having a new car or a new phone, then you're missing out on a lot of things. Those are just additional trinkets of happiness but apparently, they don't sum up the real meaning of bliss. The mere fact that you are here in this world, you have your family with you, a few friends who are true, a roof over your head and food on your table. Those are little things that truly matter. Yes, you've made a lot of mistakes in the past, but your past doesn’t define who you really are. God is always there to give you unlimited chances because He believes in your innate kindness and He's just waiting for all of it to radiate and come out. He believes in you so you must believe in yourself as well. Even if things may not seem to make sense anymore, try to hold on to hope.

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Trust God that He has a perfect and right timing for everything and that someday, you'll be able understand the reasons behind every trial that you have experienced in the past. Life is beautiful and so are you. May you have a good life ahead because I believe that you deserve only the best. 

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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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