May Everything Good Find You and Stay with You
May everything good follow you, find you, embrace you, and stay with you. And may the rest pass you by. May challenging moments happen in your life, even if it’s just to teach you a lesson.
May you take ownership of each lesson you learn and shape every stone in your path. May you dot every “i” and cross every “t.” May you trip and fall. May you draw an ellipsis with every new beginning when bad times come along. May you have the chance to grow and live.
May you be aware of all the good and the bad. May you learn through experience that everything good in life gets messed up. That it’s better to live with excitement, looking towards the horizon. That the best way to be safe is to fear mediocrity.
May everything flow smoothly, even if you’re sometimes threatened by time. May you always, in some way, be able to go back to square one and start again. May your achievements deserve to be celebrated and your failures reconceptualized.
Remember that shadows and demons can also be embraced. That sadness is also a good thing, because it helps you to express and appreciate your desires. That it’s possible to have anger on your side.
Don’t let anyone punish you for your sensitivity, and remember that crying is not synonymous with weakness. Sensitive communication requires frankness. Denouncing your feelings instead of expressing them is a mistake that you may have to pay a high price for. Knowing this, you should recognize that sensitivity is a gift, because living from the heart is what makes you special and authentic.
Reject absolutes and avoid using words like always, never, all, or none to make categorical statements. Try to understand that life is a rainbow and seeing in black and white isn’t good for anyone.
Don’t forget that love doesn’t beg, and if you have to beg, it isn’t love. Keep in mind that abusive relationships are the norm these days, and that you should examine what your relationships contribute to you.
Know that it should matter who contributes to your life, and that in reality, nobody has a complete lack of time. Remember that, and also don’t forget that if you don’t perceive interest, you’re free to distance yourself from them. Don’t feel guilty for wanting to.
Don’t forget that resilience, self-control, and assertiveness are three of the most important psychological abilities that you can develop. Don’t give up, give yourself some space, and say no when you need to.
Don’t forget that time is both eternal and ephemeral. That there are no magical solutions or foolproof recipes to heal the sorrows of the soul. Because in the end, it’s all about asking life for tequila and salt when it insists on giving you lemons.
Don’t be afraid if you want to be alone. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t feel like talking or socializing. Accept that we all reserve a piece of our souls for ourselves and this isn’t a bad thing, it’s actually tremendously necessary and encouraging. And understand and respect when other people do this.
Support yourself on the shoulders of your loved ones, so that when they hug you, they destroy all your fears. Remember that some places aren’t on any map. They’re in our homes, in the arms of the people who we love and who love us. The same people who help us write passages of our history.
Don’t get sad when you remember the people who decided to leave. Remembering them is a sign that you have memory and life. Appreciate your memory, your qualities, and your health. Just think, in a few years these things will be truly important.
Don’t trust anyone who takes you away from yourself, your desires, and your ambitions. Weave your life to the rhythm of the clock, and don’t lose sight of the fact that life passes by, and it’s more important to live it than to make other plans.
But, above all, love with all your might. Don’t do it halfway, don’t just be good at it. Do it with all your strength. Love others, love life, and love yourself. Please, don’t lose yourself in inconsequential things. Give shape and meaning to your life. Remember that every minute counts, that it all adds up, and that you’re capable of flying much higher than you currently are.