1 year ago I spent Thxgiving in a hospital room eating cafeteria food not knowing if my mom would beat her illness & be alive to see another day. I, myself, didn’t know if I’d even be alive. Boy, how 1 year changes ur perspective.
What am I thankful for? Life. Without it, I don’t have health, ambition, opportunity, love, friends, memories, sadness…basically the essence of what makes us & defines the human experience.
Learn to unconditionally accept urself regardless of external events & cherish life:
“The fact that u exist is proof enough that u r a valuable human being, that ur existence is valuable.”
Love u all & hope that I’ve been able to bring a smile at least once to you :)
Maaaan, was panicking over a certain situation only to find out this colleague/buddy committed suicide. Really puts everything in perspective. I can’t even describe the pain I’m feeling. This shit hits too close to home given my experiences w/ mental health & suicide. Seriously folks, love your people while they’re here & always count your blessings. Don’t end a day on a bad note w/ your loved ones. It’s just not worth it.
If your friends are ever down, just LISTEN. Don’t judge. Just listening & being there for them unconditionally does a world of difference. Even if it means you have to put your shitty day on the back burner for this person. Even if the conversations can be redundant n kind of dumb. Please just listen; check in on them. Love them. Be sweet. Make them smile.
It’s hard being a person of principle, morals, & values. ESPECIALLY when those you consider friends wrong you. Revenge seems tempting. Saying fuck values & just be grimey seems even more appealing. But, you have to avoid the short term satisfactions and look at the long term vision knowing that you will carry no guilt or bad karma on your shoulders. No one said it’d be easy walking this path. But, you have to stick to your true core and not allow others’ actions dictate your behavior.
Regardless if I’m in the biggest rut, hole, depression, etc., I will make sure to be there for my closest friends & family through thick & thin. This is what true friendship and love is in my POV. If one can’t truly internalize & actualize this, then, I don’t see a point in you being a part of my life.