what I would want you to know

If you were here

Sitting beside me

This is what I would want you to know

This is what I would tell you

This is what I would hope you would understand

And be able to truly feel and believe

You are amazing

You are doing a lot in this world

Even when you feel like you aren't

I wish I could open your eyes to see the impact you have

On all that is surrounding you

Your smile is contagious

You are friendly



And you work really hard

I know you do

So what if it is not your dream job

And it isn't what you thought you would be doing

And so what if it is serving people drinks

Or bringing them their food

You are doing something for another

You are putting yourself out there

And you are not doing it haphazardly

You are doing it well and with pride

And it doesn't matter what you are doing

What matters is that you are doing it with pride

That is what is important

You show up and you care

Everyone around you can see that

I know it is a struggle for you to be where you are

It is a struggle to think that you haven't accomplished anything

Or that you haven't gotten anywhere

But really you have

You need to take that measuring stick of yours

And you need to adjust it

Because you need to see that you really have come far

And the most important thing is that your happy

That the world is feeding your soul

That you are just out there living each day

Embracing what comes before you

Because there is going to be one day

When there is not going to be another day after it

And you don't want to have the regret that you didn't take the chance

You didn't say what you wanted to say

You didn't just go out there and do it

And you don't want to be miserable throughout your entire ride here

Nobody wants to see you miserable on your entire journey

You have the personality that you won't let that happen

And you have the personality that you will succeed

Realize how strong you are

How much you do

How brave and amazing

Kind and caring you are

Realize you are going to get ahead

You are going to make it

You are going to be someone you are proud of

But know that you should really be proud of that person now

Because you are incredible

But if you are struggling with that

Know that the day will come

There will be a moment in time when you will be able to step back and say

"Man, I am awesome"

And when you speak those words

I want you to speak them directly from your gut and from your soul

And I want you to feel them truly, honestly feel them

Because you are someone pretty awesome

And you deserve to be happy

You deserve to accomplish any goal you set your mind to

Just keep putting yourself out there

Keep stepping forward

Continue to not worrying about what other people are doing

Or allowing other peoples expectations to creep in

Forget about others peoples ideas for what you should be doing

Realize that you

Exactly as you are

Is exactly where you should be

You are well respected

You are loved

You are an incredible human being