letter to a little me .:reprise:.
have some hard-won lessons:
1. things are hard, but here's the kicker -
everyone is just as imperfect as you are.
2. yes, you do have demons.
make friends with them. this way,
when they start causing trouble,
you can say "oh, honey, be a lamb,"
and send them out on errands for a while.
3. you will give your heart out freely
sometimes you will have it politely returned.
sometimes you will have it set on fire.
you will heal.
never lose this capacity for implicit trust.
because after all -
the people that matter will crawl inside your skin
and treat it like their own.
4. here's the big secret -
your purpose in life is to make people happy.
terms and conditions apply:
sometimes you won't know when.
sometimes you won't know how.
sometimes you'll be too wrapped up in your own damn self
to recognize the opportunities to bring a little joy,
a little kindness,
a little compassion -
to view yourself not as the impact you have
but the impact you could have.
but this a