We want the world and everything in it. We want to hold it tightly, we want to keep it close by; we don’t want to lose it.
We feel obligated to save people, to fix things, to make it better. We need to feel loved and give love as well. Our hearts beat for, and because of, all of the people we have the potential to care for. We’re are the eager ones.
And yes, we feel too much. I wish I had answers as to why – why we were chosen to be the fragile ones, the easy to crumble ones, the heavy-hearted ones. I wish I knew why we are the ones that carry all of our emotions in our back pockets. I wish I knew why all of the easy stuff is so hard for us. Why when it’s all said and done we still feel hurt by a world that isn’t listening, that isn’t the same as us.
But I’d like to think that one day the strength and love we try to give to the world will be appreciated. That caring deeply for others will pay off. Because truthfully, we are rare and beautiful souls. We are needed to make this world a little less heavy.
So wherever you are, whoever you are, if you feel things deeply — please don’t stop being you. Please don’t stop loving the world and everyone who comes into yours. Please don’t stop hoping for better days; don’t stop trying to get it right, to make things good.
Soon enough you will run across someone who will see all these things in you and call them beautiful. They will be glad to have met you. They will fill that empty place. They will call you home. You dear, have a heart of gold. Don’t let the world diminish that.