I try. I fail. I try again, because this big blue marble we call home is going to continue to spin no matter how many trips around the sun it takes me to get my shit together.
I am hopeful because I know what it feels like to be hopeless. I try to encourage others because I know what it feels like to be discouraged. I love deeply because I know the feeling of being unloved. I ask people to look for the good news in their lives, because I know how it feels when everything around me seems to be going wrong.
I strive every day to be better, though I’m not trying to be better than anyone other than who I used to be. I don’t always get it right, but I woke up today, which means I have another chance.
Never forget that I love you, and that excludes no one.