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Photo by David Johnston Art

Today’s post was originally posted by me, (Jim Woods) back in April 2012 here. It was one of the first posts I had ever written that REALLY dug deeper and was more revealing than the rest. It kind of opened the flood gates for me. I’d like to thank Chad for this opportunity and also my friend David Johnston for allowing me to use this great picture. 

I like to pretend I’m alright.

I won’t often admit that I’m screwed up.

I try to get my act together, but I can’t help it.

I’m disorganized.

I’m lazy.

I lack in focus.

I get distracted by any bright, shiny toy.

I have a zillion things bouncing around in my head.

Many of those thoughts are toxic.

Yet I try to pretend I’m okay.

Ask me how I am and the answer of “okay” or “fine” pops out.

On my best days, I’m just a little bit less messed up than usual.

But then I talk to you.

We interact.

We share. 

We fill each other’s holes. 

The gaps aren’t as empty.

And we both know we’re not alone.