I want to become a man of character

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I want to one day become refined and confident, so as to present my time & myself as a dowry for my wife and future family. I want to become a man of simple means. Not focused on the temporary, material things in life. Not someone trying to get the most out of life, but give the most into life. I want to be happy, really truly happy like I am now. Content in unknowing, joyous in light of the questions that plague men. I want to be free of fear. Free of the chains I have wrapped tightly around my fists that are tied to the things I think ought to keep me safe, things like money. I want to be in love for the rest of my life, not in love with any particular thing, or person, but with existence! In love with life & with love itself. Who do I want to be? I want to be who I am now: K. Mario

Who do you want to become – King Mario (wordpress.com)

The story about good and evil ends on my couch

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with my children when I read them a fairy tale. It ends when they fight and hurt each other and instead of punishing them, I teach them how to love and make up. It ends when they tell a story about a kid in school that got in trouble and I reflect and say, “Maybe he was having a rough day.” It ends when I’m driving on the road and I have compassion for someone who cuts me off. It ends when I apologize for being unkind to my kids and admit, “I’m sorry. I love you. I’m doing the best I can, and I’m trying to do better.”

https://jeanettehargreaves.com/2020/11/20/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-the-bad-guys