Everybody has something going on, some burden they're carrying, some skeleton in the closet that they're feverishly and constantly working to conceal. Everyday someone experiences an overwhelming tragedy and gnawing sense of loss. When you drive today, take the bus today or walk today, when you sit to each your lunch today, remember you're not alone in your heaviness or hopelessness, disappointment and despair but, when you come out of the heaviness (yes, you will, even if it's just for a day at a time), use the pain you've felt to fuel true compassion for others who are sitting in the depths of their own pain and great sadness. Use the joy you feel in that moment to truly appreciate the awesome and wonderful things and people that still exist in this world.
[Originally posted on Facebook via "Notes" on Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 8:06 am]