A Brief and Wondrous Life

Get it? Anyone? No. I’ll unpack it next time.

Here it is in a nutshell.

Always have something to look forward to.

If you’re all you’ve got that means always create something to look forward to. Once a day, once a week, once a month, Wednesday, whenever. Plant seeds. Outsmart your habits, your tendencies.

Remember you.

The truth is that there are times when you’ll sing and no one will listen. You’ll write and no one will read. You’ll create and no one will look. You’ll tell your story, pour out your soul, and no one will be moved. Do it anyway. For you. Because you are.

Keep moving.

Always. Not constantly but always. Keep moving, learning, growing, living. When your batteries run dry, take time to rest and recharge. Take care of your source. And keep moving.

Be brave.

There are things in life that will come easy and there are things that will only come with herculean effort. Everyone is different. There are things in life that you’ll burn for. And there are things in life that you’ll burn for that you’ll never have. No amount of wishful thinking, positive thinking, meditation, visualization, prayer, research, strategy, planning, work, effort — and you’ll never get it. You’re never going to get it. Never.

Acknowledge that there’s probably something even better for you. Something worth the effort. An alternative path. It might be more difficult, more convoluted.

Try anyway. Fight anyway. Pave the way. Clear a trail.

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