Listening to what they say with attentiveness.
You’ve grown secure in your own insecurity. Feeling self-conscious is not a state of mind that magically fades away as we morph into adults. On the contrary, often our twenties are some of the most uncertain, insecure, and hesitant years of our lives. But learning how to accept your sense of discomfort and then continue working hard and chasing after you want anyway is one of the surest signs that you are truly coming into your own.
Capri Suns are still as delicious as they have always been and you can buy as many as you want.
Tell me a funny story or just sit and talk with me while holding my hand. Tell me we’ll tackle things together.
You cannot always see the timeline of your life with tick marks at every painful memory. You cannot choose to remember the people that have hurt you, the negative words that have been shared, the times when you were low and didn’t know if you’d make it through.
Because you did. You did make it through.
You believe that people matter because they matter, not because they have something to offer you.
More sex. Luckily, modern dating has taught us there’s an app for that, or a simple three letter text message, ‘U up?’
Life doesn’t slow down for us. It doesn’t wait for us to be ready. It doesn’t place things in the order in which we hoped.
We can demolish the hatred in our hearts and replace it with hope, we have to. We can’t let the bitterness win.