[Text] Soon I will be gone forever, but that's okay as long as someone reads this

I'm about to give birth to my 1st baby. I have been judged, questioned and people have tried to dictate the way I will raise my unborn baby. Due to my being honest and speaking up for the well being of my baby and I, I have been abandoned by not only friends, but family too.

I have learned in a very short time that it's not quantity, it's quality. This not only applies to friends, but family as well. Blood does not guarantee quality. You must decide whether or not they benefit your life and if they don't, then they are not true family. You must make a family consisting of the people who not only have the time, but make the time to be there and support you and your decisions no matter what.

It may not mean much to others, but my go to motto is "Be your own hero". While my past can define who I am today; I have the choice to let that define the rest of my life or take action to better myself. In the present I am always learning and I hope to be a better person than I am today 5 years from now. I always strive to be a better person than I was yesterday. I may not be perfect, but I can compromise for those I love and care for. I want to be the person who said "I did that" rather than the person who says "I wish I did that".

Change is not easy, but once you can tell yourself the truth. That it is a necessary sacrifice for the better, it gets easier to lead your life the way you see fit. And once the change starts happening, your confidence goes up. Trials and tribulations do not simply cease to exist, but you get better at besting life's challenges. Only then can you find happiness in doing what you want to do.

You dictate the quality of your life by the people you allow in your life, the decisions you make and the actions you take. Thank you for reminding me what it is I have to do to achieve my life of happiness. Thank you for putting it into perspective for me while I wait for the arrival of my baby. I hope that some day I can instil these life lessons you have shared today in my future son/daughter.

I don't know you, but I am grateful that you have taken the time to remind us how short and bitter sweet life is. I hope you realize that you have impacted the lives of us who have sought out this advice.

I dedicate some of my efforts in your memory, stranger. My anonymous love be with you, your friends and family.

/r/GetMotivated Thread