I have wasted so many years on a life that doesn’t exist.
I remember being around 12 years old and I questioned why God made people who were different.
My friend Sheree Goggins scolded me quickly and strongly enough that I remember it 30+ years later.
She was so very right back then.
Your truest and best friends don’t tell you what you want to hear, they tell you the truth.
The truth that you need to hear.
And they still love you.
Clarence Reach has been a part of my life as long as I can remember.
Our little town has taken him and loved him like family.
And he has loved us back.
He walks the streets of West Blocton and makes the world better just by being his beautiful self.
He was there when we laid my Daddy to rest and he wanted to help.
He grabbed a shovel and offered his own version of comfort-a helping hand.
He was there again to help me move furniture and decorate for the Woodstock Music Festival.
I guess what I am trying to say is this-
If you feel that you are wasting your life to acquire things or the pressure you are under is too much to bear, I have an answer.
Find one good friend who will help you slow down and one good friend who just loves you.
I am so very thankful that I have both.
It only took me 40 years to figure out the value of a simple life.
I hope you find it much sooner.
If you are going to struggle,
Try struggling for imperfection…