He has no name in my memories because it doesn’t matter. What matters is that he made the conscious choice to be the type of person to build others up instead of tearing them down.
Do you constantly feel like you have to explain yourself and your life decisions to a friend? This is a huge red flag. Unless you are making insane, dangerous life choices all the time, your friends shouldn’t be judging you.
Not everyone decides to stay in your life when there are tons of tears, snot, and throw up. Some run away when things go horribly wrong. They are afraid of facing reality. But you are rare.
I will celebrate every little happiness you experience, from finding five dollars on the street to getting a promotion to just having a really good hair day.
We all strive to be nice people, right?
They would never, ever, let your birthday pass without making a big deal out of it. Even if you offer up a humble “I don’t really feel like making a big deal about it this year.”
I didn’t have an alibi. I didn’t know I’d need one.
If people come to you for advice or to talk to, be honored. This is a time in people’s lives where they’re careful and cautious about who they trust. If you’re that someone, embrace it.
11. They are allowed to do whatever they please on their birthday, and you are a Debra (which is worse than a simple Debbie Downer) if you say otherwise.
We need to care so much more about the relationships we create. We need to actually build them: foster them, invest in them, and build upon them.