That's the Way It Is



People say that life is like a wheel; sometimes we are on top and at other times we are down below. There are good times. There are bad times. There are times that sun shines upon us. There are times that dark clouds shroud around us. Nothing lasts forever may sounds like a pessimistic statement. However, if nothing lasts forever, and so do those dark days. It’s only a matter of perspective. In a second, the pessimistic statement can turn into an optimistic one once we switch our perspective on how we look at it. Bright day may turn into a dark day, but the dark day may turn into a bright day too. Sometimes life can seem so cruel towards us, but be sure that it won’t last forever, because sometimes life can seem so friendly too. Why should we live waiting for things to get worse again when we can do the other way around? We can live waiting for things to get better. For it will always get better. It is never always worse. It is never always better too. Have a faith is what it takes. Don’t give it up. For eventually, love will conquer all; and things can always get better again.

“When life is empty with no tomorrow and loneliness starts to call. Baby, don’t worry, forget your sorrow, ‘cause love’s gonna conquer it all.” –Celine Dion, That’s the Way It Is

This one song is always successful in bringing up my mood every time I feel down; particularly during those nights when I am left alone in the room with no one to company. Yup, when the companion is overdue, this song is all I have; for it gives me hope and strength to go on no matter how hard it is to be alone in this cold harsh night. It’s titled “That’s the Way It Is”, performed by the Canadian diva Celine Dion. It was released on November 1st 1999 and served as the lead single taken from the singer’s greatest hits album, “All the Way... A Decade of Song”. An official accompany music video for “That’s the Way It Is”, directed by Liz Friedlander, was premiered on VH1 on November 8th 1999. The pop track was written by Max Martin, Kristian Lundin, and Andreas Carlsson. Lyrically, this bright yet heartwarming song speaks about a joyful ode to holding the faith but allowing love to take its course when it’s ready.


"That's the Way It Is" single cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

People come and go in life, we know it. Things come and go in life too. Problems also come and go in life. But the thing about life is that it goes on; it keeps going on forward and never been the other way around. The road we have to walk on is not always an easy one; sometimes it is rough and windy. Sometimes it is sharp incline. Sometimes it is derivative. And I know it all too well that it is easier to say than to experience, but yes, we also know that our life story has been laid on the table and we got to go through it. Hardships will always come eventually. And all we have to do is to endure. “I can read your mind and I know your story, I see what you’re going through. It’s an uphill climb, and I’m feeling sorry, but I know it will come to you.” And all we have to do is to persevere. We have to withstand through it all. For when there is a will, there is a way; there is always a way. “When you question me for a simple answer, I don’t know what to say, no. But it’s plain to see, if you stick together, you’re gonna find a way.”
Everything starts within our own self. It is the power of mind; and don’t underestimate the power of mind. As long as we put it in our mind a strong will to find a way, then it’s doubtless that we will find that way. And surrender is never an option. It is the matter of mindset. When we feel like we are stuck, then perhaps what we need to do is only to change our mindset. Though it is not easy, we got to do it; for that way we can find a sollution instead of being trapped in despair and desperation. “So don’t surrender ‘cause you can win in this thing called love.” Yes, life seems so empty at times. Yes, it feels like there is no tomorrow at times. Yes, we feel so caught up in the loneliness at times. However, nothing lasts forever. Ease your mind by believing that it’s all only temporary. Strengthen your mind by having the faith that in the end love conquers all. Turn your sorrow into a hope for tomorrow. Use your power of mind. “When life is empty with no tomorrow and loneliness starts to call. Baby, don’t worry, forget your sorrow, ‘cause love’s gonna conquer it all.”
People say the right thing to do is (ironically) sometimes (or probably most of the times) the hardest thing to do. And (also ironically) the thing you want the most is sometimes (or again, probably most of the times) the most difficult thing to achieve. And yes, there always seems to be hurdles whenever we want to pursue the thing that really matters for us. However, it’s all just a sign that this is the right thing to do. There is no easy way out for something that is really meaningful for us. And we have to have the faith that after all, the struggle is worth it. And yes, it’s always worth it because it’s the thing that really matters for us. “When you want it the most there’s no easy way out. When you’re ready to go and your heart’s left in doubt. Don’t give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it. And that’s the way it is.” It is the law of attraction. Love comes to those who believe it. We will be able to achieve the thing we want the most if we make endless efforts for getting it. An empire wasn’t built overnight. Hence, we have to work it out.


Celine Dion in the music video of "That's the Way It Is" | source: YouTube

You can call me naive. But if compassion is naivety, then I’d rather be naive than smart. I have lived long enough now to know that doubts and fears will always come in time after time. And I have experienced enough now to realize that even though nothing could last forever, we have to keep our faith to be able to stand on our ground eventually. And I have been through enough now to understand that for everything that matters there is an endless effort needed. People may fall in love easily. And it may not take a long time for people to finally be in love. However, love is a process too. If we do not cherish and look after it, it will die eventually. And taking care of love is not an easy task. Walking away from love is always the easiest way out; and sadly most people choose to do that. However, if we love and if it’s real, true, and sincere, we don’t walk away from it. We fight for it. We don’t give up on it. You can call me naive. But if holding onto what we feel and think is right (both emotionally and rationally), then I’d rather be naive than any other thing.

“When you want it the most there’s no easy way out. When you’re ready to go and your heart’s left in doubt. Don’t give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it. And that’s the way it is.” –Celine Dion, That’s the Way It Is




I can read your mind and I know your story, I see what you’re going through, yeah
It’s an uphill climb, and I’m feeling sorry, but I know it will come to you, yeah
Don’t surrender ‘cause you can win in this thing called love

When you want it the most there’s no easy way out
When you’re ready to go and your heart’s left in doubt
Don’t give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it, and that’s the way it is

When you question me for a simple answer, I don’t know what to say, no
But it’s plain to see, if you stick together, you’re gonna find a way, yeah
So don’t surrender ‘cause you can win in this thing called love

When you want it the most there’s no easy way out
When you’re ready to go and your heart’s left in doubt
Don’t give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it
And that’s the way it is, that’s the way it is

When life is empty with no tomorrow and loneliness starts to call
Baby, don’t worry, forget your sorrow, ‘cause love’s gonna conquer it all, all

When you want it the most there’s no easy way out
When you’re ready to go and your heart’s left in doubt
Don’t give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it, and that’s the way it is
When you want it the most there’s no easy way out
When you’re ready to go and your heart’s left in doubt
Don’t give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it, and that’s the way it is
That’s the way it is, that the way it is, that’s the way it is, babe, that the way it is
Don’t give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it, and that’s the way it is

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