And No Good Thing Ever Dies

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

Today was my father’s birthday. On the 1st was the eight year anniversary of his passing. Normally I’d say something every year on both days to remember him and July is pretty much a month of reflecting about my dad. The truth is, I just don’t want to feel down about this day anymore. Memories and missing someone is actually a positive thing; they are / were someone worth remembering. Remember the day and mark it with positive memories, not dwell on the loss. Celebrate a life that impacted yours and not spend that life in sorrow thinking about them.

Today was a good day, and my dad was surely thought of with a smile

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For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

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