Okay, I get. It’s you and me against the world. The universe must think I need a zillion reminders of that or something.
What an unfortunate trap it is that we fall into: Present self spends. Future self gets stuck with the bill.
“How do you know the difference between difficult and a hopeless cause?” they ask me.
Instead of saying, “WHY DID YOU DO THAT?” or “OMG, you should have done X and you wouldn’t have this problem” while there’s still a crisis… just wait until after the problem is solved. (And even better, help solve the problem.)
A few years ago, I did one of the most stressful things I’ve ever done: I stayed behind in a house, fixed it up, and
“I’m getting really sick of this,” a friend confesses. “I know what you mean,” I say. Because I do. Neither of us have been out
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.