Life is a roller-coaster. Each day is different; life can throw surprises at you left and right. Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out, life slips a new feeling or a new experience out of it’s sleeve and whips it at you with a flurry. Or maybe it breaks it to you gently, the way the spring breaks through the cracks of winter, pushing past the cold and melting the ice and filling the tree branches with golden shards of light and warmth. It can light you up and make you so grateful that you never despaired of life, and the next, it can cut you up inside, leaving you lonely and bare and wanting nothing more than to run away.
You never truly know what each next day will bring. Some days I look into the mirror, and wonder at that smiling face I see, wonder at a new discovery made, wonder that a bad day ended in a smile...and the next day, I look at the same face and strain to see value and beauty...and pray that somehow I would know what I am meant for.
Life is a classroom. Where one learns to appreciate the value in oneself, to not base those understandings on what one thinks others think about them. Its about learning to be humble, and selfless, to see that others are hurting, and you can’t do anything about your own hurts, but you can help them in little ways. Where you learn how to become the world to one person who needs you. Who keeps pushing you away in every way they know how but still needs you.
Life is meant to be lived. Don't you dare let yours slip away. You get one chance at this. Grab each day by the coattails and live, live, live.
Life is pain. Don't be afraid o