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  • There will be bad days. Be calm. Loosen your grip, opening each palm slowly now. Let go.

  • Be confident. Know that now is only a moment, and that if today is as bad as it gets, understand

  • that by tomorrow, today will have ended. Be gracious. Accept each extended hand offered,

  • to pull you back from the somewhere you cannot escape. Be diligent. Scrape the gray sky clean.

  • Realize every dark cloud is a smoke screen meant to blind us from the truth, and the

  • truth is whether we see them or not - the sun and moon are still there and always there

  • is light. Be forthright. Despite your instinct to say "it's alright, I'm okay" - be honest.

  • Say how you feel without fear or guilt, without remorse or complexity. Be lucid in your explanation,

  • be sterling in your oppose. If you think for one second no one knows what you've been going

  • through; be accepting of the fact that you are wrong, that the long drawn and heavy breaths

  • of despair have at times been felt by everyone - that pain is part of the human condition

  • and that alone makes you a legion. We hungry underdogs, we risers with dawn, we dissmisser's

  • of odds, we blesser's of on -- we will station ourselves to the calm. We will hold ourselves

  • to the steady, be ready player one. Life is going to come at you armed with hard times

  • and tough choices, your voice is your weapon, your thoughts ammunition -- there are no free

  • extra men, be aware that as the instant now passes, it exists now as then. So be a mirror

  • reflecting yourself back, and remembering the times when you thought all of this was

  • too hard and you'd never make it through. Remember the times you could have pressed

  • quit -- but you hit continue. Be forgiving. Living with the burden of anger, is not living.

  • Giving your focus to wrath will leave your entire self absent of what you need. Love

  • and hate are beasts and the one that grows is the one you feed. Be persistent. Be the

  • weed growing through the cracks in the cement, beautiful - because it doesn't know it's not

  • supposed to grow there. Be resolute. Declare what you accept as true in a way that envisions

  • the resolve with which you accept it. If you are having a good day, be considerate. A simple

  • smile could be the first-aid kit that someone has been looking for. If you believe with

  • absolute honesty that you are doing everything you can - do more. There will be bad days,

  • Times when the world weighs on you for so long it leaves you looking for an easy way

  • out. There will be moments when the drought of joy seems unending. Instances spent pretending

  • that everything is alright when it clearly is not, check your blind spot. See that love

  • is still there, be patient. Every nightmare has a beginning, but every bad day has an

  • end. Ignore what others have called you. I am calling you friend. Make us comprehend

  • the urgency of your crisis. Silence left to its own devices, breed's silence. So speak

  • and be heard. One word after the next, express yourself and put your life in the context

  • -- if you find that no one is listening, be loud. Make noise. Stand in poise and be open.

  • Hope in these situations is not enough and you will need someone to lean on. In the unlikely

  • event that you have no one, look again. Everyone is blessed with the ability to listen. The

  • deaf will hear you with their eyes. The blind will see you with their hands. Let your heart

  • fill their news-stands, Let them read all about it. Admit to the bad days, the impossible

  • nights. Listen to the insights of those who have been there, but come back. They will

  • tell you; you can stack misery, you can pack disappear you can even wear your sorrow -- but

  • come tomorrow you must change your clothes. Everyone knows pain. We are not meant to carry

  • it forever. We were never meant to hold it so closely, so be certain in the belief that

  • what pain belongs to now will belong soon to then. That when someone asks you how was

  • your day, realize that for some of us -- it's the only way we know how to say, be calm.

  • Loosen your grip, opening each palm, slowly now -- let go.

There will be bad days. Be calm. Loosen your grip, opening each palm slowly now. Let go.

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