IMG_1985Today, I stood by something that is the basis for me and my whole life and I’ve never been this content and positive. The semicolon means the world to me. It reminds me of a moment. A moment that was as dark as the sky at midnight. But more so important, it reminds me of the light that came through that darkness. A light that changed everything for me and for how I perceive the world.
“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve ended a sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.” A semicolon represents the strength, the enthusiasm, and the willingness to continue through the dark without any idea of knowing when you’ll see that flash of light.
And today, I relive through it all, all over again; not with any sorrow, but with content and calm. There are things so wrong that we are often clueless. So clueless that we look past the problem.
We’ve become selfish, way too selfish. Everybody is busy crying their sorrows, and enjoying their successes. And through it all, we lose what is essentially important for us to hold on to forever; we lose humanity.
In trying to make ourselves feel better about who we are, we demean others. We body-shame people, we slut-shame girls/women, we stereotype ourselves, and we stereotype bad. And while satisfying our own personal egos, we forget how much we are affecting someone else.
I’ve been through dark times in life, and because of a few, I came out alive. But there are so many people out there who feel completely alone and alienated. I’ve been talking to them through anonymous means, just to ensure to them that somebody cares. And I know the ethics, so of course I do not give them any sort of counseling, but sometimes when people know that there is someone who cares for them and does not judge them, whatsoever (even if that someone is without an identity, a face, a name, and is only but an Instagram page), they find the strength to persevere. But it breaks my heart each day to talk to them and know how bad they’ve been hurt. How other people (like you and me) have been completely oblivious to their own acts and pushed them to a point where they are in the dark about things pertaining to their own selves and their own lives.
But what keeps me going each day is the strength that these wonderful humans have. All they need is to hear a few positive things and they start trying again, growing stronger with each passing day.
So this new year’s, I request you all to be a little more human and a little more considerate. Understand that you never know what a small action of yours might do. No loss is greater or smaller than the others. You can never know what’s going on in someone else’s life. But try to be there for people when you feel like they need you. Living beings have feelings, be respectful and empathetic. Respect other humans, respect animals, respect plants, respect the world. Happy New Year! 🦄


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