Today I want to dedicate this post to remind every one to genuinely love one another. There is nothing more powerful than acknowledging the life of someone else because there is no greater gift than to be alive. Every single one of us has something going on, some we are open about and some we aren't; and although we may not feel the courage to talk to someone we need to make others feel they can talk to us.
A little side story: Once, I lied to a friend about something I had done and without them mentioning my lie, they said to me, "I'm sorry if I ever made you feel like you couldn't talk to me". And that really opened my eyes because she had actually never made me feel like I couldn't talk to her, I just chose not to talk to her and that's fine. We can't force people to talk to us but we should never make someone feel we are unapproachable. You never know if you are the only person they feel trust with and you could save someone from doing something they might regret.
On the other hand if you ever feel like you are hurting the situation or don't think you're qualified to talk to someone who needs help, I say: as long as you are giving kind and peaceful advice, you're probably helping jsut a little without even noticing.
Lastly, don't ever feel you are the only person being mean or rude to someone and it doesn't make a difference, because it does. You may be one person but you have a duty to be a good example of a person. We don't know everyone's in's and out's and we shouldn't ever jump to the assumption that they have a lot of company to support them. People are very good at building up an outside life that may not necessarily be true to their inside life. Every one should feel as though they are appreciated in your world because they play the same demanding and hard role you do every day, human.
I know all of this is not as easy as it sounds in writing because so many people have hurt us but we have also hurt so many people and we need to constantly remind ourselves it is never too late to change our habits. And when we feel we can't go any further, we must practice patience with ourselves.
Now, a few Robin Williams quotes that we should all take in:
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change this world" -Dead Poets' Society
^ you are not crazy for having an opinion, so share.
"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone" - World's Greatest Dad
^ This one kind of reminds me of my single father that I am constantly reminding how much I love. He may not be lawfully wedded to someone that has to love him every day but I have no problem taking that role.
Life tip: Don't neglect people. If they were once in your life, remind them their spot is still there (of course each spot comes with terms and conditions, which is okay as long as they're reasonable).
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” - Dead Poets' society
^this is actually one of my FAVORITE things about writing: looking for the right word to describe something. Not just any synonym of 'very' but the one that perfectly describe the tone I want to set in a sentence.