~~You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence.~~ Unknown
Please know that I would not have written that last post if I didn't care about each and every one of you. Maybe I didn't say it nicely...well, I know I didn't say it nicely....so I needed to be here for just a moment to tell you that I do care.
You are such a bright light in the world. Each of you. Uniquely brilliant, stunningly perfect in all your imperfections and flaws. You are what you take from these. And you are needed in this world to shine, to love, to live. We need you. Family needs you. Strangers need you. Even if it's just your smile....your hug....your touch.
What I didn't say in that post was that I don't want to lose you to an addiction. We may not know each other, but I've read your thoughts, I've understood your story, I've felt your joys and pains. So I don't want to lose you to an addiction.
You are so much more than that. You are, as the quote says, the sound of the ocean and the breath of fresh air. You are more precious than gold and more vast than the stars.
We can't always control what illnesses we contract or what goes on around us, but we can stop poisoning ourselves. We can. You can.
Thank you for the kind words and thoughts today. I appreciate them more than I can say. Have a good evening, all.