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Chua Xue Li

Chua Xue Li

Student

As the saying goes, life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. I'm born with a so called not healthy body. I had my first, second and third operations when I was just 5 months old. I have been frequently admitted to hospital with all the needles, pokings, drips and so on and my parents had to close their factories for days just to care for me. Although I do not exactly remember anything from those times, listening to the experiences of both of my parents while taking care of me really gave me strength to not feel despair and continue to work harder...they often said " Do not worry as God will craft a path that suits you...He will have a plan for you".

Times flies and I grew up...and had my fourth operation in 2006. During that time, I felt fear, despair, sadness about what happened to me. I kept asking myself why I was so weak, why I was the only one that had to suffer and undergo so many operations again and again? I was scared of all the things happening to me...until I found the book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne that explain a lots about the wonders of the law of attraction. Our minds are the one that attract all good and bad things to us. From that moment, I understood that our minds are what controls us, our fears, our happiness...in life, we can't protect ourselves from unnecessary things happening to us, but we can accept them and look at them from another perspective and think positively about them.

From then, I started to think positively and pay less attention to what was actually happening to me.I told myself that I would be healthy again soon and all the things that were happening to me were just temporary. I carried on with my life as usual despite all the hospital trips I had to make and I certainly felt better and happier than before. To my wonder, my illness actually got better. From then, I had a very small dream: I wanted to give people in the same situation as me the strength to overcome and go on with their life despite what happened to them. I started to join voluntary works with orphanages and old folks homes, lending them my ear, motivating them, supporting them and at the same time helping them live their life to the fullest. I want them to react positively no matter what happened to them just like me. I can't explain the feeling of contentment that I get, but seeing them happy makes me much happier too. I realised unpleasant things can actually turned to good things if we look at them from another perspective and I wanted to let more people know about my experience. Help each other and help the needy. Think positively as your mind is what shapes you into to what you are now. All these years have passed but I have never stopped supporting, motivating and encouraging all the people around me, and I will continue giving back to society.