i never meant to become hardened. i never meant to be hateful.
i can change the outcome of my mistakes but i can’t force another to change their ways.
i can change myself to become more guarded but i must release that against which i guard myself.
in the end all will be set right. i must know this always… even as i face despair i must exercise gratitude.
i must never hate or i will never know peace. more than anything i seek to know peace again.