I passed the hardest moments alone while everyone believed I was fine.
When I listen to the tapes… I want to see her in school tomorrow. I want to eat Mike and Ike’s out of the box with her at the crestmont. I want to dance with her again, and kiss her… when I should have kissed her. But I can’t.
Sins of omission are far more dangerous than sins of commission.
The past is all there is repeating over and over again, with new players of new times, hoping for a different outcome.
This complements the thinking that to turn ones back on your responsibility can be worse then the act itself. When we look at the impact of neglect and absence on the psych of a child, there can be no worst crime then to let it continue.
The unusual thing I have found are those whom are struggling with inner torment seem to falsely believe that they have gone unnoticed and it would be better to double down. What commonly is missed is they become more predictable the further from the path they walk and the more they repeat the same action.
No matter how old you are, birthdays are always fun. But the value of birthdays tends to change the older you are. Either way, being around friends, family and the ones you love are what make it a great day and celebrating life is something special in itself. So, kick your shoes off and enjoy, my friends!
At times I have to remind myself you’re not my life. You were just a part of it.
Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.
Life isn’t made for perfect people. It’s made for those who know how to turn an impossible situation into something beautiful. It’s made for fighters. Dreamers. Lovers. And people who won’t give up even when life feels impossible.
It’s not perfect.
It’s not easy.
But that’s why we’re made so damn tough.
I’m not here to be who someone thinks I was. I’m here to be person who I am.
Its easy to see yourself in the ways you were once seen. But don’t make the easy mistake of defining yourself by those imperfect impressions. They are not who you are.
Become the person you are. First is to accept who you were. Make amends however you are able, and don’t continue to drown yourself because you can’t see that you can save yourself once you get back on your feet.
Stand taller, learn from your experiences, and set realistic reasonable expectations for yourself. Be better than yesterday.
Before you run my name through the mud, make sure to mention how good I was to you until you lost all of my respect. Mention everything I did for you. Tell them how I did my best to help you when no one else gave a shit. Then try to trash my name.