Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let the pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree,
you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Tomorrow is my birthday — not saying which one — but here’s what I think would be the best gift of all. I want to be that person who never doubts that the world is a beautiful place. Unfortunately, birthday or not, I know this will never just be given to me. It takes a lifetime of effort, of paying attention to all the wonderful things I take for granted, and then trying to put the not so wonderful in perspective.
I’m always working on it. But you know what? Having the freedom and support to do that is a gift in itself.
I bet you’re working on it, too.