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How To : Not Give Up

There is a tiny crack in the glass,

Small and unnoticeable.

 Small fissures running along the middle, slowly spreading towards the edge.

The cracks grow bigger, wilder and uncontainable.

Finally, the glass shatters collapsing on itself, unable to hold its weight.

Pieces scatter the floor. Multiple tiny pieces that make the glass.

Lose one piece, the glass will be unrepairable.  

Lose one piece, the glass will never be the same. 


Sometimes, we are like glass. fragile yet sharp. broken but whole. Sometimes it’s hard to get back up. To stand strong after being knocked down too many times you can count. We all have our bad days, sometimes so bad you just want to give up, to give in. 

Here is my advice for you: Don’t give up, don’t give in. Go through each day with a smile. Remember that only you can change your story. Only you can change yourself. Live in the moment, enjoy every happy memory. Don’t forget, that even on the darkest night the stars will shine. So be like the stars, shine bright. Be a fruit loop in a world of cheerios. Don’t stress over the things you can’t control. Take deep breaths because everything will soon be alright.


May the force be with you forever and ever. Don’t forget to stay safe and healthy.






18th May, 20
inky State Library Victoria

Thanks purplepanda. What great insight you have. Gorgeous way of expressing this.

21st May, 20

Thankyou :)

21st May, 20
inky State Library Victoria

Thanks you for such an inspiring post purplepanda...I am impressed with your expression, and your wanting to be a positive voice in our community. Your words are so so true about not giving up..., we must remember that we are all made of Stardust, and we will shine again once this storm has passed.

27th Aug, 20