Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
To be inspired is great, but to inspire is an honor.
~Stacey T. Hunt
Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.
I’ve been thinking about my life and all of the mistakes that I’ve made. The ones that stay with me, the ones that I regret, are the ones that I made because of fear. For a long time, I was afraid to be who I am because I was taught by my parents that there’s something wrong with someone like me. Something offensive, something you would avoid, maybe even pity. Something that you could never love. My mom, she’s a fan of St. Thomas Aquinas. She calls pride a sin. And of all the venal and mortal sins, St. Thomas saw pride as the queen of the seven deadlies. He saw it as the ultimate gateway sin that would turn you quickly into a sinaholic. But hating isn’t a sin on that list. Neither is shame. I was afraid of this parade because I wanted so badly to be a part of it. So today, I’m marching for that part of me that was once too afraid to march. And for all the people who can’t march…the people living lives like I did. Today, I march to remember that I’m not just a me. I’m also a we. And we march with pride. So go fuck yourself, Aquinas.
Another double header today, as I’ve been extra busy with work and preparing for the trip to Spain. I also think I’ve figured out a set-up (in terms of posting) for the story, so that will be up asap. Thanks for all the support.
Stars can’t shine without darkness.
~D. H. Sidebottom
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
~Henry David Thoreau
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.