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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Message In The Balloon - A Reminder About Perseverance

I saw this on Reddit last week - a user found this tied to a deflated balloon in Jefferson, MO. The text reads simply:

I miss you so much
I just want you to
know that I really am
sorry for hurting you. I made
it mom. I made it through high
school. I love you Momma.
I love you so much.
Sincerely, [name obscured]

Tell the people you love how you feel, and do it while they're still alive. Tell them I love you. Tell them I'm sorry. Tell them they made a difference in your life. Save yourself the deep and abiding recriminations of never getting that opportunity again after it's too late.

And above all, remember that while it may be too late to tell them, or show them, it's never too late to make them proud of the person you are. That's on you, and only you have the power to honor their memory, and validate their faith in you.

They're watching. And whoever you are in Jefferson, your mom is very, very proud of you.

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