Oh how I wish I could protect you from pain, from evil, from the unfair world in which we live. I’m the perfect example of volatility. The mad passion with which I adore you and the frenzy and upheaval when the hour is tumultuous.
As I curl up in my bed, crying out for peace, I know it won’t be much easier for you after you awaken from the innocence of childhood.
Hold tight to the beauty of love. God’s is the purest of loves, act it out. Forgive – you will have plenty of chances to perfect this. All though the more you do it does make it easier. Allow yourself the freedom to cry and free your mind of your emotions. Feel them, then let them go.
My deepest desire has always been to change the world. I want to leave my mark, I want people to know they are loved. I want them to accept this and forgive themselves. Will you do this with me? Change the world. Don’t be so focused on your own comfort that you ignore the pain of others. That bully is bullied. That snob is insecure. That rich person is drowning in debt and loneliness. Evil is always around, please be the light that comforts.
And you don’t have to write a best selling book or be an award-winning actress to change the world. Just open a door for those behind you, allow an exhausted mother to go ahead of you in line, and always say every kind thing that comes to your mind. Tell your friends why you love them. Write a letter to your teachers, listen when someone needs an ear. Every tiny act of kindness ripples, creating a chain effect. Be a part of this chain.
And forgive. Please forgive me when I lose my temper. Please forgive your siblings when they act selfishly. Forgive the person that cut you off on the road or the cashier that treated you disrespectfully. I want you to place yourself in their shoes. Your siblings love you, I am an imperfect person that needs to stop doing too much. The person that cut you off on the road might have just lost their job and not know how they will pay the bills. The cashier works too hard for too little money. We all have demons and darkness. Be the light. Change the world.
Let the beauty of your joy, kindness and empathy shine. Don’t hide it. Don’t let your stress or anger smother it. Rely on your family and close friends to help carry you when you are weak. Allow us to help. Because we will need you to help us when you are strong. I love you so dearly, let’s help each other change this world.