"i. It’s okay if you think things are happening slow. There is no need to rush. It all happens at the right moment. Remember: not all trees bear fruit at the same time.
ii. Learn how to be softer. Teach your hands to be gentler this time. Teach your feet to slow down.
iii. You might not find all the answers that you are looking for, but don’t you ever get tired searching.
iv. Let sadness in, let it touch you. Let it sit in the kitchen table. Share coffee with it in the morning. Let it walk next to you on days when you yearn for company and don’t find it, but don’t you ever let it consume you. Don’t you ever let it consume you.
v. On days when you feel that there are land mines everywhere and everything is just blowing up in your face. Close your eyes. Take in all the quiet, the stillness. Even if it is only small, hold on to that.
vi. You are not born in this world only to confine yourself in cages. Open your palms. Sometimes, it is even you who is holding the key. Let go.
vii. Watch the sun set if it has been long since the last time you’ve seen it. Look up at night when you cannot remember anymore where Orion is. It’s been long since you’ve been to the ocean, so go. You are not made of plastic, or metal, or screws. You are still part of this world.
viii. Stop saying and start doing.
ix. People will still leave. Some will choose to, but some will not want to but has to. Let them. Nothing in this world is permanent. Cherry blossoms look the prettiest when they fall.
x. Hold someone’s hand so tight you forget which one is yours. Kiss the boy you like under the full moon if you haven’t yet. Say I love you, and mean it. Mean it."
My parents are both pastors and once I was fucking this one dude who’s dad was the pastor of the rival church and he whispered ‘talk biblical to me’ so i started reciting Psalms 23 and we ended up getting into a competition of who could recite the most bible versus before they cummed