Michael Peterson-Lisembee #1443254
I know what loneliness feels like. I deserve human connection as much as anyone else. There’s nothing worse than feeling forgotten, unloved and insignificant. No human should feel that way. Love, compassion, kindness are powerful to heal wounds. Having someone to take the journey with is what makes life worthwhile. I desire that more than anything. Having fun laughing, appreciating small things in life is what I want. I don’t care about money, titles or superficial objects. I want to look back at life when I’m on my deathbed knowing I was loved and I gave love, that defines success to me. I’m not the type that’s blinded by physical appearance, certain circumstances can be blessings in disguise. It forces us to take life slow, really see a person’s essence.
I look for strong values, honesty, trust, dedication, loyalty; without those there’s no foundation for any type of relationship. I’m far from perfect. I feel closer to people when they aren’t afraid to expose their hopes, dreams, passions, fears, flaws, emotions, vulnerabilities. Why wear a mask? Masks eventually break! So many people get into trouble these days; societies made it a weakness to show emotions and viewing people in delicate states of emotions unheard of. If society would shed tears it would become less angry and more humble. Our circumstances can change in a moment. Why not find happiness in other people’s happiness?
Pay it forward, instead of enjoying that ice cream or meal, find someone you can share it with so that you enjoy it through them. In return you plant a seed that’s called empathy which allows humanity to learn compassion for others.
I enjoy good movies, reading good books that bring out emotions. I enjoy crying at happy times, sad times, when I’m involved in either one.