• Live Happy,  Stay Strong

    58. Given

    There are some talents or gifts that I wish I had. I wish I had strong pipes so I could belt out songs without having my voice crack when I hit the highest notes or have the lung capacity to hold the tunes. I understand that I can work on being better and take voice lessons, but let’s be honest. The greatest voices of our time were born with it. Another thing that I wish I was born with was athletic talent in some sport. I think it would be amazing to be a killer basketball player, soccer player, figure…

  • Depression,  Stay Strong

    57. Handwritten

    We all have a story to tell. A story that is living deep within us, with the words carved into our souls. We all have blemished, worn pages that we cherish or hide. Either to be read over and over…

  • Live Happy,  Stay Strong

    56. Drive

    A few days ago my brother and I made the long drive from the west side of Oregon to northern Utah. My brother and I drove for 12 hours straight (maybe with a couple of bathroom breaks) and on the…

  • Depression,  Stay Strong

    55. Much

    There is a song that is sung by Shawn Mendes called “A Little Too Much”. I was listening to it the other day and it explains what I feel. I have the lyrics in bold and then my notes for…

  • Be You,  Live Happy

    53. Seven

    There is something to be said about friendship. It comes in all shapes and sizes. It also comes with different expectations and levels. Depending on the level of friend, the expectations are different. I have a friend who is very…

  • Depression,  Stay Strong

    52. Memories

    There have been many times where I entered my room, closed the door behind me, leaned up against the door, and let out a sigh. Different sighs over the years, but they all represent the same thing- release. There have…

  • Depression,  Stay Strong

    51. Life

    I have worked so hard to be where I am. It has not been a perfect journey.  There have been so many mistakes and failures that I thought I wasn’t destined for anything great. I thought I would be known…

  • Be You

    50. Comments

    You know that saying that you learn in school or hear from some other unknown source: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Let me ask you… How many times have words hurt you?…

  • Physical Problems,  Stay Strong

    49. Exercise

    The harder you work for something, the more worth it has. Everything has its opposite and traditionally there is one that is easier than the other, but both has consequences. I have struggled with weight for as long as I…

  • Depression,  Stay Strong

    48. Broken

    I have thought and heard “I am broken” so many times it should be illegal. What does that even mean? Broken… In pieces, fractured, wrecked, fragmented, shattered, cracked, smashed, damaged, ruined, destroyed, inoperative, malfunctioning, etc. Boy, no one wants nor…