Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Everything I Ever Really Need to Know I Learned From Jessica

Everything I Ever Really Need to Know I Learned From Jessica
                                                                                          by Lindsey Rohrbough (my niece)
Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned from my cousin Jessica. Living life wasn’t in the sky diving of things but in the things seen from the eyes of a child.

These are the things I learned: Love everyone. Share laughter. Pokemon can take over the world. Power Rangers will save the world. Disney princesses may have true love but they miss out on so much more. All the pain in the world can’t keep you from trying. A family’s love has no boundaries. No one can tell you, you’re not strong enough. Life isn’t about the things you get but the love you give.

Never take life or anyone for granted. Keep a smile on your face even when things may be tough. Hate no one. Ask others about themselves. Never think yourself as a burden. Keep your loved ones close and happy. Overuse “I love you”.

It’s okay to let go when you can’t hold on anymore.

Remember the love that is seen and felt. Remember the pure white snow in the bed of a truck, taken from a nearby mountain. Remember the simplicity of everything.

Think of what a better world it would be if we all- the whole world had pure unconditional love. Or looked out for each other and shared friendship like Mario and Luigi. Look to the future as not to be the end of the adventure but the beginning of a journey. "