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Pasar Malam Pinggir Jalan

Posted on: June 10, 2017

Beberapa kali dalam sebulan, ruas jalan di depan kosan gue langganan dipakai untuk menggelar semacam pasar kaget. Pedagang pakaian, aksesoris, mainan, jajanan pasar, dan bahkan ada juga wahana sederhana untuk anak-anak kecil. Pasar malam di tengah kota Jakarta yang sangat sederhana tapi tidak pernah sekalipun tampak kekurangan pengunjung.

Suatu malam, gue melewati pasar dadakan itu di perjalanan pulang menuju kosan. Dari dalam taksi, gue melihat keluarga kecil berjalan bergandengan. Si anak terlihat gembira dengan balon merah di tangan kanannya. Begitu pula raut wajah ayah dan ibunya. Mereka bertiga tampak sangat bersemangat melihat-lihat barang dagangan yang digelar di sepanjang jalan.

Hanya begitu saja, hari gue saat itu menjadi lebih baik dengan sendirinya. Gue masih saja sering lupa… bahagia itu sederhana. Sesederhana menikmati malam bersama keluarga. Atau sesederhana berbahagia melihat kebahagiaan orang lain.

Sejak malam itu, perjalanan melewati pasar malam yang awalnya terasa menjengkelkan saking ramainya, berubah menjadi terasa menyenangkan. Gue seperti menemukan satu lagi alasan kecil untuk bisa berbahagia.

Find your happiness, start from the little things.


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It’s very important to feel content about our own life. No matter how hard we try, the truth is, we will NEVER get EVERYTHING we want to have in life. I want to have more curves, I want to have a pair of cheekbones and a chin like a supermodel, I want to be married at 30 years old, I want to be a Math expert, I want so many things in life and some of them are just some mission impossible. It’s true that I’m a go getter, but I simply have no time nor resource to pursue everything I want in life. There are some things that I need to live with it probably for the rest of my life. But you know what? I never regret any of that. I would rather count my blessings rather than feeling sorry for my imperfections. I’ve tried to make the very best of every day in my life, and for me, that is way more than enough. I’m happy just the way I am, and I’m thankful for everything I have, everything I don’t have, and everything that I will never have.
Be a better you, for you. Dress up, wear heels, put some make-up on, for you. Live in your dream, be awesome in what you do, especially for you. Learn from your mistakes, get back up from your downfalls, for you. Be kind, be compassionate, also for you. Make yourself proud for being the very best of you, not to please anyone else but you.
Every people has their very own insecurity. They have flaws, failures, they all once did a couple of things they are not proud of. They have one soul crushing events they wish to forget. Their life is not perfect and nor is mine. I am no different with any other person I know. If there’s one thing I do differently, that one thing that many people is reluctant to do, is that I forgive my past. I accept my flaws. I make peace with my guilts and failures. It’s all simply because there’s nothing I can do to change everything that has happened back in my past. What’s gone is gone, I can only decide what I would like to do on the days to come. Rather than drowning in miseries, I moved on. I’ve seen many people turned their problems to a nightmare. They made their worst moments in life even worse than it should be. They pointed fingers, they blamed random innocent people, they pushed people away, they ran off from reality, they did nothing useful for their own life. Some of them even made their personal problems as someone else’s problems for no particular reason. They let their insecurities hurt people who has nothing to do with their downfalls. My life is no better nor easier than anyone else, but at least, I’m trying so hard to make my own life a better place. If I can do it, and so can you!

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