“If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep.. you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace.. you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness.. you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs or starvation.. you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder.. you are blessed because you can offer a healing touch.
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over 2 billion people in the world that cannot read at all”
Amy Winehouse got some dopeass vocals!
— Octavio Paz
Puts me to sleeep. MAJOR.
This feels really good.
- motorcyle license
- cop a Prelude
- get spartan ripped
- NEW YORK CITY
- make this summer the best.
Just some general summer goals. Not everything, but top 5.
I literally didn’t complete any of these summer goals. But I will say this… although I didn’t get my motorcycle license, I at least signed up for the motorcycle safety course. First step, check. I didn’t cop my dream car..but I’ve been saving up massive amounts of money through my own cash flow - (no help from parents), that I even got OPTIONS now. I didn’t get spartan ripped, but I did step out of my realm and became a devoted member at 24 hour fitness. I’m not Trey Songz cut, but there are noticeable changes in my physical features. Arms got bigger, stomach got more toned, maintaining a consistent healthy diet, etc. I didn’t go to New York City, but I at least went on a mothafuckin CRUISE ! New York City can probably be held off till winter time. & last but not least…
I’d be lying if I said this summer was the best, cos in all honesty, it wasn’t. My everyday rituals was pretty much working out, grindin & kickin it with some niggas. Parties here and there, clubbing a little. But doing the same boring & tiring things make you feel the same - bored & tired.
But that’s besides the fact. Despite this summer not living up to my expectations, it was a learning experience. I learned to not have a deep dependency on people & taught myself to hold my own. I learned that solitude doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing, it gives you time to reflect upon yourself and gives you a sense of self-actualization. I learned that me & my dad will probably never be on common grounds, but that doesn’t mean I love him any less as a son. I learned who my real pahtnahs in crime are (ha). I learned that, although there’s a famine of communication among the people I cared about, I’ll still always be there for you, as a friend. I learned to not open old wounds. & probably the most important of all, I’ve outgrown the existence of what we use to be. & as weird as this may sound, I’m thankful for the outcome & you coming into my life. I hit rock bottom & went through one of the roughest stages because of you.. BUT, because of you, I gained new perspectives and matured each and every day. So..thank you.
“Finally pushed my pride to the side, hung that shit up to dry”