Thursday, March 31, 2011

I will think no less of you.

And if you don't feel strong enough, I will think no less of you. No one can be so brave and so strong all the time.

I will think no less of you if you feel like you can't go on, if you're hurting too much. Just reach out, tell someone. Ask for help. No one will think less of you. I would think you're a hero, if you would reach out, and let someone in.

You're brave, but you don't have to go through this alone.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The moments worth reliving.

I hope you have a day that is so wondrous, you just want to re-live it all over again without changing a thing.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Be kind to the world.

Help someone today. Be nice to everyone you meet. Be kind the world, it's the only one we have.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thunder dance.

It's such a beautiful storm. It's danger and magic and light. Can you hear the thunder song? Let's dance in the rain.

The people who share this space.

I wonder who saw this, on this day, and thought it was beautiful too. I wonder how time has changed this place, and what it looked like a hundred years ago, or a thousand years ago. Who was here? Who shared this place with me, across all that time?

I want to make up stories about the people who walked here, climbed the trees here. The people who shared this bench.

I bet they all played in the piles of leaves.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Only good kind wonderful things.

I love you. I really do. I hope you're always warm & safe & dry and that only good kind wonderful things ever happen to you for the rest of forever.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The home.

Home isn't a place. Home is love. It's a group of people who love each other.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

We are so much more.

We are so much more than anything that has ever happened to us. We are more than our fears, than the hate, than any mistake. We choose who we are, and everyone can change.

You are not a lost cause, or beyond hope. No one ever is.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The story.

"Tell me a story," she said.

"About what?"

"It doesn't matter, as long as it ends with: And the two princesses lived happily ever after. The end."

Friday, March 18, 2011

The grow-up together friends.

I wish I'd grown up together with you. There's so much we missed out on in each other's lives.

Let's stay together now, so we can grow up together from this point on.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The safe home.

Did anyone teach you to ride a bicycle when you were a kid? Did someone teach you how to whistle?

Did someone tell you stories? Did someone sing you lullabies? Did you have someone who would make you feel safe if you woke up from a nightmare as a child?

I hope, growing up, that you had a safe home, stories, and lullabies.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The reading.

I want to read to you. I want to be read to. Let's read to each other some time.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A new beginning means something has to end.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, but I don't want it to ever actually get here. Because that means it will end, too, and I'm not looking forward to that part.

I hope that's what today and tomorrow are like for you, too.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

You are more powerful than you know.

I know you've been hurt. But whatever happened has no power over you, except for the power that you give it. You are more powerful than anything that has ever happened to you.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The possible.

To change the world, you have to believe it is possible.

No, nothing will ever change when you keep saying, "We can't. It's impossible."

Let me tell you a secret. We can, and it is possible. The only obstacle we have to overcome is ourselves.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The unspoken.

We should say what we want to say. What we leave unspoken could change our lives. It's scary, I know. But say how you feel, say what you think.

What's the worst that can happen? So what if they don't feel the same way, or agree with what you're thinking. At least now, you know.

Life is too short not to say the things worth saying.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The songs we listen to.

I want to hear the song that you're listening to. I'd rather listen to one song, together with you, than have each one of us listen to a hundred different songs, and never ever meet.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We are the same.

We are the same, you and me. We all bleed, and have fears. We all dream. We all want love, and happiness, and safety. And we can be at peace with each other. Please, please, let's make it happen.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The simple life.

Let's hold hands, and fly kites, and skip through wildflowers.

Sometimes, I wish life could be that simple. Sometimes it can.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Be brave.

Most of us are too scared to say the things worth saying. What's holding us back? We only have so much time to say these things.

Be brave. Use your voice.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Learn to want exactly what you have.

I read a story, a parable once, and I'm going to relay it to you.

I was walking past a homeless man one day, who had nothing to his name save for the clothes on his back and the cane in his hand.
I stood in front of him, he was sitting on the ground, and I asked him, "How can I help you? Is there anything I can do for you?"
"Yes," he said. "You can move, please. You're blocking the sun."

Learn to want exactly what you have, and you will never be unhappy.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

This is true.

Why is it that the bad stuff is so much easier to believe? You're beautiful. You have such a beautiful soul, and you can do such wonderful things in this world. You're stronger than you know.

I want to write this in the clouds and with the stars and on every sign you pass by every day. And one day, I hope you understand that this is true.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The dance floor.

Do something that you wouldn't normally do today. Be courageous, and get out there on the dance floor.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm glad you're in the world.

Tell the people you care about how much they mean to you, and how glad you are that they are in your life. It may mean more to them than you will ever know.

Just so you know, I'm glad you're in the world.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The safe world.

I wish for us to never be afraid. It isn't that I wish we were strong, or wish we were brave all the time. I just wish we didn't have anything to be afraid of. I wish this world to be safe for everyone.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The good things we don't notice.

It's so easy to notice the bad things. It's so easy to point out all that's going wrong. Why is it so easy to miss all the good stuff?

Learn to pay attention to all that is amazing in your life. Appreciate all that you are fortunate enough to have. You are so lucky. Know it.

I challenge you to pay attention to only the good things, even for just one week, one hour, one day.