The theme for this round is about Happiness. It is a very helpful to learn about since it is related to our life. In our life, happiness is the most important thing, without happiness your life won’t be meaningful. We did a lot of reading in class on CommonLit which help us to understand a lot about happiness before getting to write our own essay about happiness in a life-circumstance or situation of our own choice. Learning about this theme helps me a lot including lives and specially myself. When we have a better understanding of ourselves, we are able to experience ourselves as unique and separate individuals. We are then empowered to make changes and to build on our areas of strength as well as identify areas where we would like to make improvements. Happiness is not only that huge smile on your face. It’s a sense of being, a conscious choice on how to live your life. To me, happiness is the thing that helps me to become the best version of myself. Throughout the process of learning this theme, it inspired me to write a Found poem about Happiness.
Failing is What Make our lives Meaningful
Life is like a book
There are a thousand of pages I have not yet read
Thinness needs to be feed
And the golden bridge will be lead
This golden bridge is leading, meaning life goes on
Decisions are now on my own
Whether I choose to move on and take a chance is unknown
If I don’t like the way the bridge is leading
Start building another one with lighting
I can guarantee that on the way, there won’t be any stop sign
Because problems are not the stop sign instead, they are guidelines
I am a simple person who hides a thousand feelings behind a happiness smile
You might see me cry
But I cry, not because I am weak, but it’s because I’ve been strong for too long
You might see me fall and fail
But life told me that, the person who falls, fails and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell
Facing problems will always be a part of life
But it’s how you face those problems that is the key
So, do not quit
Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champain.
This poem was inspired by my English Literacy teacher, Hannah. When I felt stuck in my life or feeling like I am in a hole, I usually find someone to talk with. Because I was facing too many problems at the same time, so it made me felt stuck and couldn’t do anything beside crying. I said “my teachers would be the second best choice to help me after praying”. I talked to her and she gave me a lot of advices like “facing problems will always be a part of life, but it’s how you face those problems that is key. I believe that I don’t have to face problems alone. I have God fighting for me. He doesn’t want me to carry the heavy load”. From all of her words, it just change the whole me, from a little frog with mud to a shining frog with love.