When You Feel Like You Want To Quit, This Is Why You Stay

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You stay because you are the only you.
You stay because your laugh alone has changed someone’s life.
You stay because of the way your eyes sparkle in the sunlight and create a silhouette of stars.
You stay because there is someone in the world who needs your presence.
You stay because your dreams depend on you to achieve them.

You stay because your love story is not over or has not even begun.

You stay because you have words that need to be spoken.
You stay because of the way your Dad dances.
You stay because of the way a child says your name.
You stay because of the way that first sip of coffee tastes in the morning.
You stay because of the chance of a really good Sunday.
You stay because of lost hours in your favorite store.
You stay because of those warm summer afternoons where you skin’s pigments change with the season.
You stay because there is a much better you on the other side.
You stay because of the way your Mom grabs your face and kisses you as if you were 3.
You stay because of the solo dance parties you have in your room and how it sets your soul free.

You stay because there is so much left to figure out.

You stay because of the tender kisses from a pet.
You stay because of the way photographs tell a story.
You stay because of the way tired eyes look in the morning.
You stay because of the first snowfall.
You stay because of the first bloom in spring.
You stay because of the way music taps into every emotion you have.
You stay because of the way your friend leans her head on your shoulder.
You stay because there is a chance you will experience love.

You stay because your adventure has just begun.

You stay because of the smell of Mom’s apple pie.
You stay because you know the mirror cannot truly capture your beauty.
You stay because your bucket list has yet to be finished.
You stay because of the way your Grandpa looks at your Grandma.
You stay because of the way the waves meet the sand.
You stay because of the way laugher feels throughout your body.
You stay because of the way laughter looks throughout someone else’s body.
You stay because of the way old bookstores smell.
You stay because there are many desserts that have gone uneaten.
You stay because that stranger needs your smile.

You stay because your kiss will be desired.

You stay because being lost is not the reason to leave.
You stay because you are here to tell your story. TC mark

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