Monday, July 30, 2012

The First Day On Earth

First, you need to relax. I know it's not as warm as it once was but you get used to the cold and warmth can be found in the people around you. Secondly, do not get used to crying to get things. Some people never grow out of it. Avoid them. Spend time around people who smile in the face of despair. Learn from them all you can. Everyone is a lesson. A story. A unique and wondrous perspective on the chaos that is human existence. The more people you talk to, the more you understand it. But never speak if you have the opportunity to listen. Especially if you want someone to like you. There's nothing you can say that'll endear someone to you as much as really and truly listening to them. You are on day one of a sometimes remarkable, sometimes terrible, sometimes beautiful, strange and always completely unknown journey. Be ok with this. Worrying about what happens next will ruin the surprise. You will meet strange people along the way, some good, some bad. This is a pattern that will more than likely repeat constantly as you grow up. Some things will be good, some things will be bad. Neither will ever last forever. Nothing will stay the same. Appreciate every moment of happiness and remember it when you despair. Hold them close. And when you are happy, remember the moments of despair and think to yourself, "I told you so." Never let someone else define you. You are your own creation and only you decide how you feel, who you are and what you want. This can be scary at first but it is liberating to truly and utterly embrace your own identity. People who hate you for not being like them are not worth hating back. Please, let go of hate whenever you can. Accept love whenever it is given and give it out freely. It is the most powerful force on earth.

Enjoy your stay.

For my niece, C.R.T.W. Welcome. I love you without ever having known you. 

27 comments:

musesyndrome said...

Thank you.

musesyndrome said...

Thank you.

FeverDream said...

this is beautiful. she's lucky to have an uncle that can teach her how to see the world through a lens other than hate and judgement. she will grow to be just as beautiful on the inside as i'm sure she looks on the outside. i wish the best for her, always.

Mr Nasir said...

Wow, this is good and somehow I felt like u talkin to me.

Anonymous said...

<3

stop said...

Thank you.
Just exactly what I need to have.

Amber Elizabeth said...

Thank you for writing to me even if I'm not always free to read it. Every time I check in to see what notes you left for me, it's always exactly the right note.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Hetero-Challenged said...

i cried.

Anonymous said...

don't know what this site is about and tonight's the first time I stumbled onto it, via pinterest, but after reading your first note, I'm a forever fan.

Nicole said...

these words came to me at the exact time that i needed to read them. i sincerely thank you.

valerie said...

I needed this

Anonymous said...

I needed this

A.P said...

This is the kind of motivation I need at the moment.

Thank You :)



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Anonymous said...

Still relevant after 36 years here

Anonymous said...

I've been refreshing this all day because right now, I need new words. Something to make me understand. You always know what to say.

Anonymous said...

You're strong. Stronger than anyone I've ever met. You're lovely. Lovelier because you don't see just how lovely you are. You deserve the best. That's why this is happening.

caroline. said...

It's refreshing to read this. Thanks. It made my cry and smile at the same time :)

riddleinninesyllables said...

Peace.
Such great reminders. Thank you.

iza said...

Beautifully written indeed

Anonymous said...

You always write these amazing things and I know they're for everyone but they're for me too.

Anonymous said...

I was meant to read this, wasn't I?
Somehow I used to feel that the earth isn't my place.
Everyone here thinks I'm strange and too quirky.
But now I have people who believe in my strangeness, who LOVE me for being weird.
I'm enjoying my stay.
Thankyou.

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Thank you, this is beautiful.

A reader from Argentina

Anonymous said...

Im crying and smiling and im a tough guy

Anonymous said...

I hope I get to that point someday. I know I will I just hope its coming soon. Hopefully when I graduate and move to Cali

Anonymous said...

I can't begin to explain what this means to me. There's tears if beauty in my eyes. I look around and wonder how anyone could like it here on Earth because I feel like I was accidentally switched in the universe's baby room, but now I understand. The intangible is the fun part. I love you.

Anonymous said...

Your mind is beautiful. Thank you for being who you are. Thank you for showing me who I am. I hope you know that your words are the most inspiring I have known so far. Im sitting in a bar right now with all of my friends and I cant stop reading your notes and im just so happy I stumbled upon your blog. Thank you for being so beautiful and thank you for not letting my eyes leave the screen of my cell phone.