Reflect, Deject and Accept

Christine Arata
1 min readSep 6, 2022
a delicate butterfly flies away from a woman’s hand
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Notes to keep close by at day’s end.

It’s polite to be the step stool for others until you realize you only get one life.

It’s best to speak up for yourself until you realize no one is listening.

It’s good to go to church even when you realize no one is as nice as Jesus.

It’s fun to drink wine every evening until you step on the scale every morning.

It’s sad when life stays the same until you’re too tired to handle excitement.

It’s exhilarating to feel special until you find out that lots of people are like you.

It’s a perk to be beautiful even if you have to turn into a butterfly to be so.

It’s refreshing when the new year is near until you realize you feel that way at the end of every discouraging year.

Despite everything, it’s worth living with big expectations and less complaints.