For the first twenty-six or so years of my life, I was sad. Mostly. Maybe you weren’t. From what I hear, not everyone is sad as much as I am or used to be. Some people are even cheerful.
Good enough for them.
But there are good things about being sad, too, I’ve noticed. One of them is that you learn about yourself very quickly. You learn about what is good for you and what isn’t. You learn that you have to protect your happiness because at any moment it could leave and when it does, it is hard to get it back.
You learn to love yourself, and to take care of yourself, and to do so no matter how other people make you hurt.
You learn to be alone. And even though it took me twenty-six years to learn that—to really learn it—it was worth every minute of the wait.
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“Really, I am rather speechless.” – Sarah
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“Player has given a beautiful gift to her readers. I was very touched.” – Celia
“Player’s chatty style evokes a realism and empathy for the story. One is able to feel her pain.” – Anonymous
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More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)