Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on messenger.
Do you ever feel like that's all you are?
The one that has to keep the consistent message.
The message of respect, of appreciation, of hard work.
The message of love, of kindness, of gratitude.
The message of hope, of believing in love, in believing in this family.
The message of family, and team work, and unity.
The message of independence, and confidence, in belief in yourself.
The message of childhood, of laughter, of all things small.
The message of strength, and courage, and grace.
The message of pain, and how it will come, and how you will find the other side.
The message of life.
I hear you talk to him.
I hear you pretend to be me.
And I hear you lose patience, raise your voice, I hear you yell.
And then, I get the message you are sending.
Because through you, I grow.
Through you, I am learning.
Through you, I see me.
I hear your message.
I hear you both.