Sometimes we forget how we became the person we are. We forget the little things that have formed what is now—us.
In my case as the years have gathered and flown by I need to remember that fate and destiny have given me a path to follow in life. There have been more mountains to climb than valleys to cross, but now looking back I would not have it any different.
These are a few things I need to remember:
Have trust in those that deserve it, even when my heart tells me no.
Sing and sing it loud even though I can’t carry a tune.
Smile, when my heart is breaking and the tears have blurred my vision.
Be brave when others are not.
Kiss that special someone even when others are watching.
Sleep, even though there is a fear of what my dreams may bring.
Laugh when faced with uncertainty and realize it is just one bad day.
Pet the dog, for I have never met a bad dog.
Have an open ear and a warm shoulder for friends in need.
Keep my humor even when times have turned for the worse.
Write my words and bare my soul as if no one will read them.
Never forget to chase my dreams no matter how long it takes.
Hold hands, for that special understanding.
Even when the memories of what has pinched my heart – I must never forget them. It is the pain of all my past life experiences that makes me who I am. And without life and those experiences I could not exist. I would be the missing lyric in a song, or a blank page in a book. Even though in my life I have been beat down and trampled, I have always regained my feet. I do not live in fear of all that crap that has happened before. I am just stronger than I was way back when in the beginning. I must live my life to the fullest—If I didn’t I would have wasted my life.
Kurt James © 2019
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