Other people’s problems are not your responsibility and you can be a good friend without having to adopt another person's baggage as your own.
Night after night, my mind wanders to the letter in the box at the bottom of my closet and the woman trapped inside.
Few people know or understand the magnitude of my OCD because fighting it has been a top priority. Maybe it was because I had too many battles to fight without the addition of being a “freak” growing up- I had enough trouble fitting in as it was.
Even more importantly, we must also be taught how to thrive. Any fool can drown, but you must be taught to hold your own when life is trying to pull you under. And if you really want to get somewhere in life...to thrive...then you've got to learn how to swim.
Why not pick things out with purpose to put into our spirit, asking ourselves, “is this edible?” If we put as much effort into our physical well-being, why not do the same for our mental well-being? We should treat our mental health as we do our physical health when we have food allergies or a sensitive system.
The closest I may ever come to enlightenment is knowing one secret I hold reverently: You can choose your life.
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.