I heard Pete Seeger say something on NPR yesterday morning.
“If you don’t want to cry all the time, you have to laugh.”
It’s been hard for me to laugh much this week, but I’m doing it.
I try to do what is right with the choices I make. If I do something, then I have considered it, and found it beneficial to do. If I don’t do something, it is because it is better not being done. This was not always the case when I was younger, and it led to some bad situations for all parties involved. However, I have learned from those mistakes, and will not make them again. I have applied those lessons throughout the last couple of years, and everything I’ve done or haven’t done in that time has been for the benefit of myself and those around me. I will continue to do so until I draw my last breath.
I know who I am. That is what allows me to laugh. Despite the mean things people may say to me, and the chickenshit ways they choose to say it, I can laugh. Regardless of the distance and time that separates me from the person I love, I can laugh.
If you think you know me, maybe you don’t.