Welcome to Ripples of Truth!
This blog inks the journey of a 20-something optimist through snippets and snapshots, hoping to make her mark in the world. Initially created to document the day-to-day life of a university student, this blog now focuses on being a creative outlet, highlighting the quiet musings of the present and reflection of the past, with occasional dribbles of the author’s life story.
Who am I?
I write under the pseudonym Jill, with no last name.
I am no different from you are, just a person trying to make sense out of the senseless world we live in. I wonder about life and people. I wonder about so many things that I amazed myself too. I sometimes wonder about things like what would be the fate of the flower that grows in between the cracks of the sidewalks, how would it feels like to be a bird soaring in the sky looking downwards at the Earth, or why the tree trunk was so strong that it could bend 90’ in the wind and still do not break. Random quotes from movies, books or songs will pop out to fit the situation or environment that I am in. My thoughts are nonsensical, and often jumbled like knotted cords.
That’s me, the thinker.
I don’t think we could ever know ourselves well enough because people change, and I know I constantly am. Being in my early twenties, I start to understand more about who I am and who I want to be. I wanted to be a lot of things, but most importantly, I aspire to be better. I am not a big dreamer and is always so contented with what I have but sometimes we don’t know what we want, until someone shows us the possibility.
Three words that define my moral code of living:
1. TRUST. I trust people, because I think they are entitled to that basic human rights, that is until they give me a reason not to. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But one person’s behavior will not define the general population. I choose to believe in the greater good. That some people deserve second chances.
2. And what we choose to believe in is our version of the TRUTH. Truth isn’t black and white nor shades of gray, but rather a clump of perspectives. Sometimes we just have to take that leap of faith and trust our own heart
3. Finally, the most important essence of life is none other than LOVE. I love my family, relatives and friends. Although sometimes frustrating, love is the reason we give way.
There is a reason I write about the little things; these small moments that we often overlook in life that truly matters. These small moments are the normal things in life; a smile, a hug, an apology, which start the smallest ripples and eventually, create the big ripples of life.
Hope you will have as much fun reading as I have writing these blog posts.