“My Statement on Life”
by Jason Jameson Sealy – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
“My point is that life has its good sides and its bad ones.
But always look to the good side.
If you go through life always looking down, you are not living, you’re just passing by.
What you are doing is wasting a life … yours.
Life is a blessing, not a curse.
You’ve got to see the sunsets as the birth of a new night, not the death of a day.
I think happiness can be compared to a lit torch in the darkness, the darkness being the lives of those who are sad.
The darkness does not vanquish the torch, it’s quite the opposite.
It has the ability to light the lives of others and maybe light their torches.
I am in the U.S. and life is great. There is a God and I think He likes me.
I am an optimist and every day is a great day.
Life is too short and sweet to waste away feeling sad.
I always have a smile on my face even when I might feel down.
Life has its highs and lows. Look past the downs … look up, I say.
If you are happy, it will show.
Slap on a smile … it will pay.”
* Jason died in an accident at the age of 16 shortly after writing this beautiful poem. (‘The Soul of Winning, What Fuels the Heart of a Winner’ by Byrd Baggett)
“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each guest has been sent as a guide from beyond.” (Rumi)