are not the most successful.
The ones with the best jobs, the newest cars, the impressive homes and apartments.
But the ones who are independent– who pave their own way, even if the progress seems slow.
Who live within their means and are debt-free, or working toward it.
Who work constantly because they don’t want a hand-out, even if they barely get any sleep.
I admire those who are sober, or aspire toward it. It’s a hard road, but worth the struggle.
I admire people with the biggest hearts.
The ones who listen and remember.
Who challenge you, and inspire you to grow.
The ones who enjoy one-on-one time with you, and never care what you look like.
The ones who are kind and merciful. Who bring out the best in everyone.
What I value is peace and loyalty. A history with someone is special… it is to be cherished.
Preserve it, if possible. Growing up without siblings, I don’t take friendships for granted.
Sometimes forgiveness seems like a weak thing to do. But it can also be incredibly powerful.
Forgiveness is what sets you BOTH free.
Radical forgiveness is the epitome of unconditional friendship.
And friendship is the highest form of love.