THE GREATER GOOD continues to skeet out bangers, and this by far is my absolute favorite song. Every morning like my national anthem I blast it at work on repeat and sing along to help start out my day haha, no lie!
“so you can dig up all my skeletons
don’t worry, don’t worry bout me
I’mma be fine, I’mma be good
I’mma get mine just like I should”
This is a email forward that I received (props @kristiisrad), it really hits home right now. One of my “life” goals this year was to be more present in my day to day. I’ve noticed that as I get older, the days seem to go by faster and before I know it another year passes and I feel like nothing “huge” has happened or has been fulfilled. July has most definitely been an eventful month, it has been one of the hugest emotional rollercoasters I’ve ever been on. Really tough times, but guess what? I realized not too long ago that I have definitely been living more in the present without even noticing. So many times (especially as we get older), we become so focused on that end goal.. where we want to be, how we want to be, where we want to go.. that we lose track of our true essense (who we really are), what we appreciate, and things we love. We temporarily put those things on hold and take them for granted as we try and strive towards the bigger picture. But yo, this is life! The journey! All the hardships and pain that we experience, these are the moments that make us stronger, build our character, make us love, respect & appreciate ourselves, and open our eyes. If we didn’t have these times, we wouldn’t learn anything. We wouldn’t know what true happiness is. What’s the point of achieving that end goal if you weren’t even happy on your way there? Do you really think you would even appreciate it as much? Anyways, I could probably blab on about this forever, but I’ll please please read the exert after the jump…
Compare love as a “Tree” standing on the bank of a river. If the river flows gently and smoothly – there will be a reflection of the tree so strong in the river that on a photograph it would appear as there are two trees. A light on the bank will reflect with similar intensity from the stream. It ripples are caused in the stream, the light will not be as strong, but if the river runs true, the reflection will strengthen.
In order to be able to love, one must love oneself. How can you give of oneself if it is not there in the first place. Condition yourself to loving yourself and the rest will follow.