I ran across an quote some time ago.

It hit me like a ton of bricks, as they say, because the longer I live the more truth I see in it.

The quote has been attributed to a few people through the years.

It appears to belong to author Ian MacLaren, and I can’t find the definitive quote so I’m going to paraphrase.

He said something along the lines of, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

I just want to tell you, whatever you are going through, keep going.

Never give up.

You are strong enough.


This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is “encourage.”

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Mason,

When you were born Feb. 20, I was elated. A lot of things ran through my mind at once when I thought about you, mostly pride and a plan to travel the length of the country twice in a weekend to see you.

My pride has only deepened in the six days you’ve been here, especially since I heard you’ve already peed on your mama.

My plan didn’t happen, but there’s another one in the works and we’ve been officially introduced on FaceTime.

Since I wrote to your sisters shortly after they were born, I thought I’d try to write down some things you might need to know about life.

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Dear elected officials and future candidates,

I am a 28-year-old American citizen. I have a four-year degree from a reputable university. I have a job, and I am also a registered voter with the power to provide you with yours.

What I am about to tell you may not be the same feeling your constituents have, but I bet it’s not far off.

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