I do not have everything I want, but have more than I need… by A LOT! Truth be told, I am actually pretty damn spoiled, ESPECIALLY compared to my past. I have found to get affection, one must give such; not to seek accolades, but for the sake a being genuine and truly caring. I realize I am, indeed, my first priority, for if I am lacking, I cannot truly be of service to others. I am not the best, kindest, prettiest, smartest, etc, but I try my best; it is the best any of us can do. MY talent lies in expressing myself… however, it is not MINE, but something with which I have been blessed. Many people have a multitude of talents which do not include writing; they are NO less than ME! I have had experiences both wonderful and horrible, as have most; these awful experiences dimmed my light, but did not extinguish it and I have found my passion rekindled. Whatever your experiences… find your passion and don’t let the world tell you what you can and can’t do. Realize all you truly need is within you and within your reach. Love is all around us, often unbeknownst to us. Always remain open and know you are loved.