Wednesday, July 13, 2011

for you and along with you

I know you’re reading this.  
And I want you to know I’m writing this for you.  
Others will be confused.  
They will think I’m writing this for them.  
But I’m not.
This one’s for you.
I know that life may not always seem easy;  every day is an unpredictable, wonderful challenge.  Some days it can feel difficult to simply get out of bed in the morning; to face our perceived reality and put on that smile.  But I want you to know, your smile has kept me going on more days than I can count.  Never forget that... even through the toughest times, you are incredible.  You really are.
So smile more often.  You have so many reasons to.  Time and again, my reason to smile is you.
You won’t always be perfect.  Neither will I.  Because nobody is perfect, and nobody ever will be.  Nobody has it easy; everybody has issues.  You will never know exactly what I’m going through.  And I will never know exactly what you’re going through.  That's what we're up against. As Plato said, Everyone is fighting a hard battle.
But we are fighting through it simultaneously, together.
Whenever somebody discredits you, and tells you that you can’t do something, keep in mind that they are speaking from within the boundaries of their own limitations.  Ignore them.  Don’t give in.  In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self. 
Like Mary Radmacher said, "Our courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, 'I will try again tomorrow'” that is our true strength.  So stand strong.  

"Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out." 
- John Wooden
And I am here to make the best of it along with you.

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