Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Better Part of Me

My sister Erin posted this on my Facebook page today and said it made her think of me and Story:


That's pretty much all there is to say, huh? To love someone is to love all of them -- the good parts and the bad parts -- but see more of the good parts. Love is to remind someone of all their good, their magic, when they are having a hard time and have forgotten.

I'll never forget what my friend Ashley said once when I was going through a hard time and didn't think I could do something. She said, "You can. And if you can't, you have friends who will be strong for you."

That's love.

There is a song by Incubus called Dig that has lyrics that go with this theme. And they remind me of my sister Erin.

We all have something that digs at us
At least we dig each other
So when weakness turns my ego up
I know you'll count on the me from yesterday
If I turn into another
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me 
Sing this song
Remind me that we'll always have each other

Do you see magic in the people you love and remind them of it when they forget? Because sometimes, I'm sorry to admit, I don't see the magic in the people I love. I am too busy being annoyed because they ask a stupid question or fail to reply to my email. And do you know who that is helping?

No one.

There are some days when I'm starving for someone to say something nice or comforting or inspirational to me. But the best thing to do in that case, I think, is to say something nice or comforting or inspirational to someone else. You don't have to know the perfect thing to say. Just think of what you'd like someone to say to you and say it to someone else.



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