We lost, but we won.
Losing is not the problem, it's a part of the game. However, here comes the difficult part -- are we able to accept it? Are we willing to convert the brief sadness and frustration into a motivational force to keep us going, fighting, to hold on to our starting faith and strive forward?
Obviously, right now at this moment all of us feel helpless, strengthless, tired, or maybe even speechless about what had happened, but all these should be temporary. Life is still going on, we have to continue walking the road without looking back. A incident in the Bible just flashed through my mind -- Lord commanded Lot and his family to run from Sodom and Gomorrah without looking back as He was going to destroy the 2 evil cities with flames of fire. However, Lot's wife turned back and turned into a pillar of salt.... She did not listen. Maybe this is the time that we should not look back. Yes, we had put a lot of effort in what we do, we sacrificed, but they're not worthy to be regret of right now. All these had become a part of the past. What we should do right now is to start over and try harder.
I know it's hard to think like this. Talking about something is always easier than doing it. But do we have choice? Mourning and sighing will not be able to change the current situation. All we could do is to accept it, settle down, pack our own feelings and move on.
Think about the bright side. We learnt of our weaknesses. We are able to improve, change, brush up and to shape ourselves into being better than what we are. At least we have some time to sit down, alone, quietly, rationally, calmly consider about ourselves: What can we do more to achieve what we want, our goals, our expectations, and our targets. We are weak if we would not accept it, it shows that we are unable to deal with obstacles. Then if this is the case, how are we going to survive in the future, when all of us had already being beaten down, tumbled, crushed, brittled by this small matter?
This quote made me think. Although we accepted the truth that we lost, but we should always be reminding ourselves that we won. We won experiences, knowledge, friendship, a strong bond within us, laughter and most importantly, wonderful, memorable, beautiful memories together. Think about the day we first met, our hard work during the times when we were together, our growth and improvement. Don't you feel contented, consoled, and comforted? I do.
We lost, but so what? No big deal. Get over it. Start again. Yes we can, we can definitely do it.