Put your empty hands in mine
And scars
Show me all the scars you hide
And hey, if your wings are broken
Please take mine so yours can open too
Cause I’m gonna stand by you

Oh, tears make kaleidoscopes in your eyes
And hurt, I know you’re hurting, but so am I
And love, if your wings are broken
Borrow mine so yours can open too
Cause I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through hell with you

I don’t do well with excuses anymore. Not at work, not in my relationships, and really just not in life in general.

I’ve gotten to the point where I just won’t even accept them. But I will politely call you out on them. And when you try to push back and give me another excuse, I will graciously advise you of my own circumstances.

This will undoubtedly shut you up.

Or so I’ve found.

But I say that to say, I have every reason in the book to use every excuse under the sun as to why I’m not doing something. Or the flip side, why I am choosing to do something that would be completely self-destructive.

You’ll never hear any of those from me. I don’t have them.Not anymore.

I believe in full disclosure and complete ownership. Because I make the choice everyday to find something positive in my life. And t0 find something positive in every negative situation I experience. It’s not always easy. Some days I have to consciously do it, but yet and still, I do.

Growth doesn’t always come from success. In fact, it hardly ever does. Growth comes from failure. From falling. Rock bottom can sometimes be the only soft place left that we have to fall.

So even when it hurts to own who we are, what we’ve been through, and the pain that we’ve left in our wake of fury, I firmly believe that feeling the hangover of life the next morning, sure beats the hell out of feeling nothing at all.




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