my heart has a place that is
never going to be filled.
you have that too.
and you will know it.
during your worst time,
during your best times
you will know
more than ever.
and we will together wait
in that space.
that’s all we can do.
It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my beliefs, because sometimes they seem so absurd and impossible to believe in.
Especially when everyone’s trying to influence them by listing out hundreds of reasons to not believe in them anymore.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that the heart knows the best.
Or gut feeling.
Whatever you call it.
There is so much good in this world, and inside everyone of you, and it’s worth fighting for.
When you have lost hope, you have lost everything.
And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.
So when life feels like a taco shell without any filling, just hold onto the hope that the beef, cheese, guacamole and optional hot sauce is coming.
Because it will happen.
And sometimes I write smart stuff.
But it doesn’t really matter.
You know why?
Because people don’t remember stupid stuff.
Most of them don’t even notice.
Even if they do, they’ll stop reading it.
People only remember the smart stuff you do.
They will only remember your successes.
They won’t remember your failures.
Your successes are what people will talk about.
Not your failures.
People care about the good stuff.
We talk about Steve Jobs’ successes.
Or Maya Angelou. Oprah. Elon Musk. Ratan Tata. John Lennon.
We talk about the good things they did.
How they changed the world for good.
How influential they were in our lives.
Not about their failures.
Not about people who spread violence or hatred.
Only the smart stuff.
And that’s the beauty of it all.
Whatever you do, you need to get it right only once.
And when you get it right once, everything else doesn’t matter.