For the past couple of weeks, I have been talking about myself so much that I forgot that I don’t share this planet alone. I know you’re there too. I have some things that I need you to know and understand. You see, there is a distinct difference between knowing and understanding. Knowing that it’s 2:30 is vastly different than understanding why you’ve been blessed enough to see 2:30. Some no longer do. I want you to know that many of the things that you have waited for are on the way. Get ready. I know that you have prayed. I know that you have waited. I know that you have believed despite the unbelievable things that you’ve been through. I know. I believe that the goodness that is on the way is far greater than you’ve bargained for or expect. You will smile again. You will laugh again. Love didn’t leave. The fact of the matter is that it’s first representative came in order to make sure there was enough room to accommodate the official owner. Many of the things that were broken will be mended. Your scars will become jewels that signify survival and audacious hope. The people that left too soon will act as your representatives on the other side because they now understand both. They are still with you. The time for tears is over. It’s Spring. Pull back the shades and open the blinds. You are not a mistake. You are enough. You are worthy. You do not have to do or be anything remarkable to in order to love and be loved back. You are enough. You are enough. Understand that loving someone doesn’t mean that they know how to love you in the way that you need to be loved. With that being said, love them until they have a clearer understanding of what love actually is. Don’t be afraid to be you. Dance. Sing. Love. Laugh. Endure. Understand. Forgive. Listen. Hear. Speak. Feel. Stand. Rise. Care. Most of all, live. Patrick
As always, this week, please do something for someone other than yourself for no reason at all than to make their lives better. Also, if you make it to where you’re going, please don’t forget to leave a map for the rest of us.