We fall in love with the idea of a person, of all the things we glimpse in small, rapid moments, and cling to those flashes with a desperation that can carry us on for years.
When kids are mean, or adults don’t understand, and you feel a little lost and more than a little alone, I hope you turn to books.
1. People having kids. Or not, ever.
Mormons, like any other religion, are filled with wonderful, understanding and compassionate people as well as those whom are judgmental, harsh and unkind; the latter of which are far less common in my experience.
8. You have a Harry Potter wand that doubles as a T.V. remote. That might have been the moment I knew I loved you.
There is a general sense of entitlement that underlies many social concepts of this day and age that perpetuates the idea that we all somehow deserve something, often at the expense of others.
Having a child didn’t ruin my life, it gave mine meaning and direction.
4. Go for a walk.
I happen to think we can all learn a lot from the trials and tribulations detailed in fantasy worlds because at the heart of any story, be it truth or fiction, resides the human soul and spirit.
I have devised a series of daydreams (if I had a super power, it would be daydreaming) that help to motivate me while I barely manage to do three ‘reps’ of bicep curls with two twenty pound weights.