As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you'll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you've never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.
I probably could have come up with something very similar to this on my own, but I read this, and it simply says it all. There comes a time in one's life when you begin to see the big picture. As we get older, the importance of some things just don't matter anymore, & appreciating what you have been given in life becomes easier. Everything happens for a reason, a reason in which we may never know why but know that everything will be alright. Smile at the end of the day knowing you did what you could to the best of your ability. Overcoming adversity will, indeed, make you a stronger and happier person.
I have so much I want to say, so much I feel, and so much that I just don't know. Life is the greatest gift I have been given, and learning and know how to make the best of it, really is a challenge! There are days when I just to do what I have to and be done with it. I think back and wish I would have taken more time, enjoyed those small moments, and strived to be something great. I am currently on my way to make my life 100% worthwhile with no regrets! Though we make mistakes, and I have made my fare-share, I am ready to go into the world headstrong, pushing away those fears, and pulling forth the strength and ambition to be ME.
I may not have a lot of friends. I may not be the most liked person. But I do know I am a good person inside and out. Every person who has taken the time to get to know me, be true, support, and care for me, I want you all to know, from the bottom of my heart, how important you are to me. We may not even talk anymore, but if we did once, believe me when I say that you still are a part of my life and who I am today. If we've lost touch, I hope someday to reconnect. Life is short, feuds are pathetic and should be put to rest. Clean slate. Bitterness and jealousy pushed aside.
As of late, it seems young folks are being called up to the big man. We may never know the reason. Prayers and thoughts to all the grieving family and friends who've lost loved ones. Remind your loved ones you love them. Be nice and smile, even to strangers. Live today to the fullest, because as much as we don't want to believe it could never happen to us, tomorrow isn't a guarentee. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love unconditionally. Embrace life and everything you have been blessed with! :)
Keeping my love, Tuan and his unit, in my thoughts and prayers are they are serving our country in the sand land of Afghanistan. Stay safe and come home soon! We love you!