You have to open your hand.

Do you understand?

You’re not behind.

You haven’t missed the boat.

Hello.

It’s ok.

Happiness is life minus your expectations.

You’re doing great.

And who cares if you’re not.

You don’t have some minimum to meet at the Life bar.

Don’t torment yourself over feeling sad,

Or pine for the things you lack.

It doesn’t help to moan and wish.

It will come to you when you don’t search for it.

In time. With patience. With love.

Unclench that fist.

Because in order to receive,

You have to open your hand.

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Performer, storyteller, teacher - living in NYC and traveling worldwide (www.philipmarkle.com). Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Comedy Collective.

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