7,401,056,505… and Counting

I’ve learned many things in my short amount of time on earth. To name a few, don’t eat marshmallows with salsa, never tell your mom you’re too tired to help clean up the house, and if you work hard you’ll be rewarded. The list goes on…. But one of the most important things I’ve learned is the power of the phrase “What If.” This phrase, right here, has the power to kill. But guess what? As much as we’d like to sometimes, we can’t change the past. What’s done is done. You see, the words “what” and “if” placed individually, are harmless. After all, we hear, think, write, and say them hundreds of times a day. But place these two words together, and suddenly they have the capability to haunt you for the rest of your life. And you find yourself asking “what if?” Asking yourself this question can drive you insane. This simple phrase can make you regret your beliefs, actions, and entire events of your past. Yes, overcoming this phrase will be difficult. But why would you limit yourself to such a phrase? So instead of asking “what if,” why not ask “what now?” This phrase has the power to conquer. So what, you did that thing you’re pretty sure ruined your life! It’s in the past sweetheart! You can’t change it. So what are you going to do about it now? You need only the courage to follow your heart, and the faith to walk a new path. If it didn’t turn out as planned, at least you wouldn’t go on in life wondering. And if you had the courage to pursue it the first time, what do you have to lose this time around?

Quote of the day:

“At this moment, there are [7,401,056,505] people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. 7 billion people in the world. 7 billion souls. And sometimes, all you need is one. For better, or for worse.”

So sweetheart, what now?

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