dawn marie hamilton
the twelve-month, twenty-four hour day, daylight-savings calendar is commonly agreed upon and known by us all... yet it is still an arbitrary structure designed simply to organize time... past, present, future. we put such heavy weight on things like birthdays, anniversaries, new year's... it's not that that weight, the celebration, the contemplation... that they are bad things. but life is what you are living in the moment. right here, right now. we have dreams and goals that guide us, and memories that shape our experiences, but every moment, every "day," every "year," they are just ways to compartmentalize. it would do us all good to remember that change is always in our hands, it has no calendar. and love, love has no calendar. don't be grateful only on thanksgiving, strive to hold on to that gratitude year-round. don't dive into mental games about "new year's resolutions" ... make resolutions constantly. be open to change. there are things that are beyond our control in life. embrace that fact. face the fear of uncertainty. appreciate what power you do possess and utilize it as best you can. when you fall, get back up. if you need help, call out. when you fall again, tripping over the exact same rock, remember you are not the only one. allow yourself to feel. do not be afraid to be sad or angry. do not judge your feelings. they are temporary, not because they are not powerful, or unimportant... but because they ebb and flow. look for patterns. face your weaknesses. and above all, remember that you can NOT fail. no matter the course of your life, new branches spring from every moment, every decision ... your future is infinite. you must only let go of how you thought it "should" be.
dawn marie hamilton
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