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Well happy Wednesday. Sorry to those of you who wanted a post yesterday, but unfortunately there were a number of life events that prevented my wordings. 

Suffice to say today is a new day. And on that topic. It's a great day to begin anew. A day for a fresh start. 

So today, I'm wondering what's holding you back? Is it you? Is it me? Is it something out of your control? 

There is nothing in this world that will hold you back from the good life, from a life free of anxiousness and worry. You're probably thinking, how can this be. My mother is in the hospital, I have nothing to eat, and my cat was just eaten. (If this is seriously the case then please shoot me a message I want to help you with more than a few words.) 

But these difficulties in the end are temporary. They don't last and they will not diminish you. So do not give the worries and trials of tomorrow control over your today. Instead, recognize that each day has it's own worries. That each moment is just a progression from the last and that little by little giant buildings are built and walls torn down. 

So today, what's holding you back? If it's you then move yourself. 

Tomorrow we will talk about other people, and Friday we can discuss things that are out of your control. 

Love,

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

 

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Hey Guys! 

I'm back! 

Happy Wednesday. Things have been a bit hectic but that makes it that much more important to do.

I wanted to reiterate the concept of joy which I discussed on my stream last night, but I want to do it from the perspective of the Individual. And I'm going to tie it to next week's topic of mindfulness/meditation.

You see we often consider our joy in view of how others look at us. Are we success compared to this person? Are we doing well in light of what others around us are doing? 

Now I won't go father down that line, it another topic and if you look in the inspiration forum topic you can find a great commentary on the Comparison Trap by a Mr. CDVNL. 

Instead, we're going to focus on YOU. Because you are something you can control. And by this, I mean you get to decide what makes you successful. I find myself often comparing myself with my friend who is an Auditor who makes twice as much as me, or my friend who works at MIT and knows so much. They seem to have success in heaps, while I'm over here as just a rural tax accountant. 

But, that's not what success is. Success for them is those things, but succeed for me is spending time with my wife, serving in the church, spending time talking to people in the BSS community. Thats success for me. And you know what, when I look at it that way. I feel like I'm on top of the world. I feel that joy, because I have defined success and I haven't let success define me. 

So, take today, take tomorrow, use what ever time that you have and reflect, meditate, be mindful of things that are going on in your life and decide right now, what your joy is going to be, what is going to make you fulfilled, what is going to make you successful? And when you have that nailed down,  and you know the specifics. Go chase that until you've got it. And once you've got it. Hold onto it treasure it and if/when God decides to change your dreams. Let it go and go after that better thing instead. 

And do it knowing all the while. I love you, God loves you, and we are here for you if you but call. :)

Love

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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On 7/16/2018 at 2:01 PM, slightlyaboveaveragejoe said:

Good day Friends.

I must ask, have you felt like you weren't getting anywhere? You try really hard but don't seem to make progress? WELL FEAR NOT! Joe's magic success in a can can be yours! For the low low price of 20 payments of $50 each!

I say this as a joke because we know that success and moving forward isn't as easy an infomercial. There aren't any band-aid fixes or quick turnarounds. 

Success comes from hard work and determination. But what about when you are focused and working hard🤔? What then? 

Well we must face the fact that what we are doing is not helpful, that what we've tried before is not working. So in order to get the progress we want, we have to try something new, something out of our comfort zone, that expands our horizons and makes the world that much bigger. 

Now, I know what you're thinking, those are big ideas you got there. What's that look like in real life? Great question friend! 

Sometimes it looks like changing careers. Sometimes it looks like moving across the country. Sometimes it looks like crashing on a friend's couch cause you got evicted and couldn't pay rent. The path to success isn't clean, it's not tidy. It's full of risk and difficulty. That's why it's so hard to get there. 

I know, because I wasn't happy at my previous job, it was a dead end with low prospects that took me away from valuable time with the family. So I quit, before I had a new job, before I knew where I was going to live. But I knew that if I wanted the successful life, where I could love people, be happy, and make a reasonable salary. I needed to make a change. 

Now, don't make these decisions uncalculated and without taking into account the consequences of you actions. I didn't know where I was going to live but I also new that home was a place I could go and I had friends to look out for me. 

Side tangent: So find some people who you can trust, who you can love, and who love you. They will be your greatest asset in life. 

So, if life has you down. Take a risk, make a change, and trust that God's got you. And I'm here if you need me. 

Now go show Monday who's boss! 

Love 

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones. 

 

 

I followed these steps in my social life and I garantee it works! 

I did step out this week and my life has changed entirely! I finally want to be alive again!

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Okay today is a little different. I actually sent this as a message to a friend but I wanted to post it because it deals with loneliness and relationships. And that you shouldn't use others to feel better about your loneliness. 

Ok lunch time :)

In regards to loneliness I have two experiences, one when I started college and one when I broke up with my long term girlfriend. 

First, college was a rough time for me. I only had two or three good friends by the end of highschool and they were really only very present in my life for my last year. So moving away made me feel very alone. Add in the fact that I don't drink, smoke, party or like large groups, meant I didn't do the normal college experience. Instead it was me playing video games alone in my room. Which is why I caution you, before you consider leaving the good thing you've got going to the enjoyment of video games. If you don't have friends to play with that you know. It wouldn't be ever worth it. 

Suffice to say God found me in my sophmore year and started to heal that brokenness. And I met the girl who would become my long term girlfriend for the second part. 

Well fast forward three years and this girl who I knew for quite a while and I broke up, I had a porn addiction, I had some broken pieces in my soul that still needed to come out. And this time God made sure he had my attention. And well I only ate one meal a day and slept about four hours a night for months. God connected to me on a level I wish I had all the time. And then the loneliness went away. I found that the loneliness was connected to the porn problem, it was connected to my reservation about opening up. And now I try to be an open book so that I don't fall back into being reserved. 

Side note:this long term girlfriend friend that broke up with me. She's my wife. 

For your last questions, did I love anyone before my wife, technically yes and no. While I would have told you that I loved some people before I met my wife. I don't think I actually loved them. You see, we love because Christ first loved us, but I didn't understand that truth until just before I met my wife. 

Those women who I dated/talked with, I found that while I enjoyed they're company, it was not love and looking back I see that I did not love a lot of the people who I was close with, there were many that I did, but I don't think that with the women I said I loved was real love. So if you can help it avoid relationships like that. 

I got married this year about a month and a half before my 25th birthday, but I wouldn't concern yourself with the age you get married. I've found people who got married right of highschool can experience better marriages than those who get married late, and vice versa. It's really the love that you have and the person that you love that will determine how well your marriage goes, well you and God. 

Have a great Thursday friends, and if your feeling lonely or broken or hurting, I can be a crutch while you heal, but I am not the one who heals you. "bear one another's burdens and in doing so fulfill the law of Christ" Galatians 6:2

Love,

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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So I watched " I can only imagine " yesterday and I have to admit I'm a cryer. But mainly because I try to understand other people, which means understanding pain, which means you get hurt. 

I'm saying this because today I want to talk about empathy. Feeling what others feel. Because it's important. 

I've heard a lot of people who say, if only you knew what I've been through. If only you'd felt like I'd felt, you would have done the same!

But the hurtful thing is often times the people around you do feel what you feel. They do hurt with your hurt. Humans aren't emotionless being and unless we are oblivious to pain it doesn't go by not affecting us.

That's why we have to look at our evil, that's why we have to face our demons, because they go away forever when we face them down. And take them on. But if we hide our heads in the sand they just come back. We don't notice them for a while, but they're still there. 

You see. The connection here is that we all feel. So when you find yourself numb to the pain, you are in a bad spot, because you don't even recognize the hurt for what it is. 

So, what do you feel, what are you feeling? Are you sharing that openly, or are you hiding your pain and the pain of others from yourself and the people around you. 

You can be the difference, you can make the change, but it's going to hurt and you will feel the pain of your regrets for a life time, but the pain of regret is a nice signal to remind you. You aren't in that place anymore. You don't regret the good things you do, only the bad. So, if you need help you've got.

We're here, we know what you're going  through, not just because we see it, not just because you told, and not just because we've been through it before. 

We're here, and we know what you're going through, because we we love you. 

Because we are The Real Ones.

See you soon. And have a great weekend. 

Love

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

 

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Happy Monday. I hope all is going well with you and yours today. 

Today I wanted to discuss the topic of who we are and how we perceive ourselves. 

For instance I know that I am Joseph Bohan, I am 25 years old, I am an accountant. But those are facts. Those are things that are true, but what about intangible things?

Am I a slightly above average Joe? A sage a wisdom to people who need it? Am I putting on a face that really isn't mine? 

Or is that really who I am? Am I really that person that I want to be? Or is it just a facade? I had a conversation with a friend this week and I think it went a little better than I had hoped. You see I don't expect people to reach into my life and tell me things. Frankly I don't expect people to care enough to do so. Not that I think anything less of them, but truthfully that I know we all have things going on in out own lives. 

But does my observation and commentary actually sit as helping people? Or am I forgetting that "we love because Christ first loved us" do I not remember what it means to be loved? Do I not know what love means? 

Friends I think these are more of theoretical questions, but in all honesty, right now, do you feel loved? Do I make you feel loved? It's a question that I ask because far to often I forget that I matter too. Indeed if you focus too much on others without a healthy dose of the Gospel. And a knowledge that we are loved. Loving others becomes a mountain of a task. 

I say this all because it is a struggle of mine currently. And I apologise but the main reason for these writings is actually for me to write to myself, but I hoped that people out there would benefit from it as well. 

Regardless, I am certain of one thing. That I am not alone, that I have a God who meets me in my weakness. And so, while I don't always know what it means, or what I mean. I love you friends. See you on the flip side. 

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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Today we turn to the topic of lunch itself. And the important idea of what you put in, influences what you get out. The idea that your real what you sow. The thought that if I eat forty pounds of pizza I am liable to gain forty pounds. 

So in that mindset. I want you consider every action that you take with that paradigm. Is your time on the internet being spent to your benefit or to your detriment? Is your self talk to your benefit or is it hurting you? 

You see, there are many things that can be both good and bad for us. Eating for instance is a necessity of life. You have to do it. But over eating can be lethal. 

So what is your life saying about you, and what are you doing to yourself? 

I say this because this works in the reverse. Let's say from here on out you decided you would only say positive things to yourself. True, positive things. Well, your outlook would start to change pretty rapidly. You see, one of the unique things about the human experience is that we are not computers. We allow for self-input. You can change yourself without outside influence.it can be all internal.

Regardless, please take the time today to consider what you're putting into your life, and what it's doing to you. 

Love,

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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Are you ready? 

A simple question right? It could be the name of a song, could be a question before a test, could be the comfort of a friend. But whatever the case in needs an answer. An honest one. 

And I think one of the most difficult things in life is to say: No. I'm not ready. Because often we aren't ready. The human spirit, mind, and body are the most resilient forces in the world. They adapt and change and overcome. But that doesn't mean that failure doesn't occur. 

In fact, most often failures happen because we are too afraid to say, I am not ready to do_______. That's scary because it admits we aren't perfect, it admits that we have flaws, it admits we will not live up to expectations. 

I'm not saying that you should give up or throw in the towel. What I mean is that you should be honest with yourself about where you are. If you aren't ready, let someone know, reach out for help, or at the very least give yourself a break if you mess up. But still go for those things that seem like dreams. The world has enough realists and enough failures. Instead be an honest dreamer. Dream big and be honest that you might not hit that mark, but don't let that stop you from trying. And if you do fail, you are more prepared. You are more ready, whether you feel that way or not. 

So I'm going to ask you to go out there today and make a difference. It's up to you to change this world for the better, and it starts Right Now!

So, Are You Ready?

Love,

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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Happy Tuesday Friends!

Let me tell you a story. My story, it's an adventure, or is a drama, or maybe a thriller? 

Today on the stream at ~9 ish Eastern Standard Time. @ twitch.tv/slightlyaboveaveragejoe

We're going to talk about stories. The influence that they have on our lives, and the story we are telling with our lives. I think we've covered this topic before, but I'm putting a spin on it, in that this time, we're going to going to try and figure out what story we want to tell. 

So my question is. What story do you want to tell? And what story are you telling?

I want to ask because you have a great story to tell. If you haven't already click this. It's ADVENTURER by StaticP. 

It's about telling a great story whether an accountant or soldier, hero or shopkeeper. Either way. Try and find out what story you want to tell. And then tell a great one. 

 

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Hey Guys it's Thursday so we're right in the thick of the weeks so I figured I'd to reach deep and we're going into a topic that has so much drama and turmoil, it causes violence and pain. That's right we're talking about LOVE today.

Now this is a thought exercise but raise your hand if you ever been hurt by someone you love, if you've ever hurt someone you love, or to simplify it, ever loved someone. 

Well I'm not a gambling man, but I reckon that amounts to everyone who reads this post. And I wanted to discuss this topic because I feel like we don't always understand love. 

What is true love? Well many people have tried to define it, even StaticP. P

 

So with that in mind. What is love? 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬8 ESV

Love is the neverending, never defeated, unstoppable force of the universe. It is the beginning and ending. Paraphrased, God is Love. 
 

I say this because I think we all want that Love. You see we look to people for the aspects of Love that we like. We want people to be able to be patient and kind and humble, and rejoice with us and cry with us and endure with us forever. 

But humans don't always succeed. We are imperfect. We don't match perfect love. 

Now that I've successfully made life seem hopeless, let's bring it back. 

This does not mean we give up, it does not mean we do not try to be perfect. It does not mean we don't attempt to love and love everyone perfectly. Instead I say it so that you understand that people will fail, but you chose to love anyway. 

I want to point you to God because his love doesn't fail. And his is the only one. Sorry if you didn't want a sermon or if you thought I would go somewhere else than this, but I've seen so many people hurt looking for love in all the wrong places. 

They look for love in people they barely know, in places they've rarely been, and from people/things who can't give it to them. 

Love is so much greater than having someone listen to you. Though that can be a part of it. 

Love is some one who listens when you whisper, who understand not what you say but what you feel. Who seeks the best for you in every moment even if it means you are going to get hurt. Even if it breaks your heart. 

Some people today are reading this and going, I didn't want this in my life today. But you need it. You need to know it because it will build you up. I want the best for you, even if you don't want it right now, even if you don't think you deserve it, even if you've been told you will never get it. 

So, when I say this, know that I say it I perfectly. As a human who is fallablle but cares about you more than you can imagine. 

 

I love you. 

 

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

 

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Question of the day. Because I need help. 

How do you make sure to define what is what? 

For instance, how do you make sure that what you say is what other people are hearing. I face this on a daily basis from working with clients, to talking to friends, and planning projects. It seems like I never fully understand what my purpose is, what is required of me. 

Not that it would in anyway limit what I plan to do, in fact the only thing that such communication would do is help me to limit the amount of help I try to provide. My boss often tells me we are here to audit clients. You don't need to get their Information perfect. But a part of me knows that can help people. I want to make life easier for people, I want people to be able to learn and to grow. 

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 ESV

Anyway, I ask you today. Will you mark your boundaries, will you limit yourself to better yourself?

In American culture any type restriction is seen in a bad light, but what if have limits was better, what if our weaknesses make us more aware, make us better? 

So, what are you doing to define yourself today? 

Love,

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones
 

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I was listening to a sermon today and it had a question that I want to lay before you today. 

Do you want to feel better? 

It seems simple enough, but I think all too often we get bogged down in the idea of this is my pain, this is the way things are, and we cling to the pain. We cling to the hurt because it's familiar. 

I've seen so many people at Don't Worry Wednesday, and the discord help me page who are struggling with the same thing continuously. 

Now before you castrate me. I do not always know the pain that everyone is going through, but if your first thought was to defend the hurt that you are feeling, chances are that this question is for you. 

Why are you defending it? Why do you want to say, I'm dealing with some much more hurt than you are. What does that benefit you. Shouldn't you want to have so much less hurt than them. Shouldn't you want to say, I'm sorry, I'm not hurting that much but I want to help you out how I can? 

There is so much love sitting just on the other side of your pain, there is so much opportunity just on the other side of your pain, there is so much hope currently in your pain. Don't hold on to the pain. Hold on to the hope, and look around at the good things you have. 

I love you friend. I just don't want to watch you burn yourself on the same frying pan over and over again. You're better than that. 

But in that know that I do not want you to be ashamed. If you burn your hand off touching that stupid pan over and over. I will not leave, I will not stop loving, but you will not stop getting hurt, and I will not stop grieving for your pain. 

Love,

A slightly above average Joe

One of the Real Ones

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What kind of story do you want to write with your life? 

I think about this thought daily, because it defines where I'm headed. So tonight I have a stream @7, a meeting @8 and I'm helping my wife study at sometime tonight. And I have a meeting tomorrow morning @6. So, we have a dilemma. We see stories where the hero defeats the villian, but it isn't often the hero is faced with a difficult choice, one where he either has to save the princess or the entire city. The only time I've seen such a decision in popular culture was the Dark Knight. 

But too often we dont see these difficult choices in our lives. We don't see that there are going to have to be sacrifices made because we can not save both the princess and the villagers. 

But I don't want this to be a topic of depression, but a topic of exhortation. My dear friend, you and I are incapable of so many things, but guess what? God's got this. You've got friends on your side. So if you are the hero and you decide to save the princess, then guess what, that doesn't automatically mean that the villagers die, contrary to popular belief, instead it means there's room for another hero. The one who saves the villagers. 

So, if you knew that no matter the choice you made, you could save either one. What would your life say? Are you going to support your family? Are you going to help your friends? Are you going to be the person who cures every disease?

The key is that you have something that you are good at, something you are destined for. Don't let the fact that you have a million options before you prevent you from choosing the good one. The one that makes it your story. 

See you guys tonight 7pm for Take it Easy Tuesday. 

Love, 

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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Hey guys, in case you didn't know. All of these lunchables apply to me just as much as you. I don't ask questions for answers but more to help you and I both grow. If you take the time to read these. Please shoot me a DM. I like to talk to people and in all honesty today has started rather rough. 

You see this morning I met with a couple of our church leaders. In which we discussed a problem, where we are in the midst of great division. And while I don't think anyone wants that or tries to spread division, out of the heart flows the words of the mouth. 

So then if I do not trust, then that will flow into my words. Even if I ask you to trust, even if I believe you. If my heart restrains itself then my words might have a different meaning. 

So my question today is: Can I trust you? 

Can I let go of the hurt? Can I let go of mistakes? Can I assume that people are out for my benefit and not my failure?

And since I think that we need to grow and we need to learn and we need to love. I think that I can. I think I can trust you, I think you want the best for me and other's. I think even if you don't, I want to trust you anyway. 

For if to live is Christ and die is gain, than I have no fear in trusting another. 

So, I'll leave you on that note. I'll leave with an open ended question. Do you trust me? 

And I'll trust you for an honest answer. 

Love,

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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Hey guys it's Friday! And that means another week is through. You've survived school, or work, or just another day! And that makes you awesome. 

So today I want to encourage everyone. I usually hit a pretty deep not here, but I think I want to hit a deep high note if I can. 

I want to ask you. What amazing dream do you have? It doesn't even have to be for a real goal, maybe it's flying or super powers or knightly heroics. But what is your dream? 

Because I think that is an amazing place to be. Dreaming is a stance of trying to better yourself. And I want you to do that. Dream big. Dream eleborately. Dream wonderful. And then go for it anyway. Chase after things that are amazing. Use the skills you have. Run the race you are given. And run it the best you can. Because I will be your amazing cheer team. 

So what are you dreaming about? And what are you going to do about it. :)

Love,

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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Haha, it's been a while but I am back. A mad scientist never forgets his trusst henchmen(women/people). 

Today I want to talk to you about hurting and hope. And while most of my discussion carry with them the outlyings of religion. Today I speak more openly. For I have been hurting. I am not well. These past few weeks have taken their toll on me, not because of work, or strife, or fighting. 

But out of anguish and empathy. You see when you relate others pain to you. When you connect with people on a level that isn't just surface words, but gets deep into who they are. Their hurts become your hurts and vice versa. 

I say this because I have talked with a lot of hurting people these past few weeks. In real life and over the internet and I am not strong enough to face the sheer level of darkness that is in the world. I am not good enough, I am not loving enough, I am not I Am. 

But I know one who is...

If you start at this world without God I take pity on you. Not because you need it, but because it means that all of this violence and pain and strife is meaningless. Because I was once in that place. It's dark, it's cold, and it smells like too many late nights of watching something to get your mind off of what's going on around you. 

I want to let you know that I have hope, I have love, I have all that I might ever need. Not because I have a stock fund, or boat loads of money, but because God sent his Son to forgive me and everyone around me of all of the evil that is happening. To forgive us of all the cruelty, the mayhem, the violence. And to offer a chance at redemption. 

That greatness that is our opportunity to be loved when we don't deserve it. The greatness it is to be heard when no one is listening. The greatness it is to be shown forgiveness. 

These are traits we all desire. Traits we all seek. Because they are good things indeed. But Man is imperfect in them. We can show the glimmering outline of what life could be, but we don't attain it. And that light gives us hope. 

I hope you find that hope too. It is reaching out to you. Please take it. 

Love

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones. 

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Mmm. Lunch. The greatest of all midday hours. 

Today I wanted to quickly discuss the topic of learning. You see we all do it and it will change the way that you do everything. If you haven't already go take a look at @Joe 【CDVNL】 s post "launch pad" 

From this point we have a lot to learn we each have a lot to grow from and until we die we will always be changing in our situations. 

What we have beside us is temporary, but what we learn from these moments. The moments that don't seem so great. Those things stay with us for our lives.

See you around. 

Love,

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

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Life has gotten quite busy and if you have been looking for these. I apologise. However we shall start again. Welcome to lunch. And lunch is a place that has many things, but this lunch I've wanted tot all to you about something my wife and many others are currently dealing with and that is loneliness and anxiety.

I myself have dealt with the service issues and still deal with these issues. I mean, I see my wife everyday for several hours and yet she and I can still feel lonely. So what does this mean? Are we just not noticing the attention of others or is it something else. I think the truth lies in the need to feel a connection. A love that is beyond anything her or I could ever give. 

You see I am not perfect (Surprise!) And neither is she and neither are you. But that is to point us to something greater. For I can not be there for her everyday of my life. And I can not be there for you everyday of my life, though I wish I could. Instead, I point you to the one who can. "And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18‭-‬20 ESV

Do you dream of such promises, for I know that I do. "I am with you always."

How near are your anxieties? How alone do you feel? If you are like me your anxieties are close, so close you recognize them as friends and not anxieties. And sometimes that's why you feel alone. Because your anxieties are playing the part of friend. 

And it isn't until you recognize your anxieties and your fears that you can realize that there is something better. For there is a love that casts out fear. A love that goes beyond simple care, and loves you more than you could ever imagine. 

Everything you've ever worried about, all of your mistakes that you've made, are making, and will make have been covered. That's the Gospel of Jesus. 

For if your anxieties are like mine, they are worries about things, but if you knew everything was going to end okay, if you knew that your hurt would lead to something amazing, how much could you endure? 

And if someone was there with you everyday, every time you struggled, how much more could you go through? 

 

You are not alone. 

 

Love, 

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

 

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Man I am getting so bad at this. But friends I want you to know that you are not forgotten and if I had a million hours, I would spend those letting you know how much you are not. 

To that effect, I want to encourage you. You are bold and brave and amazing. You are thoughtful and caring and compassionate. You may not know it yet, you may not feel it yet, but you are. 

So, I haven't forgotten about you, there are a few of you I may not have met. There are a few of you who've changed their name and I don't recognize, but you are not forgotten. 

Memorey. It's a gift and a curse to remember the things that you do. It is a curse to be have to remember your failures and relive them. But it is a gift because you rarely do those things again. 

I remember all of the awkward things I said in middle school, high school, and beyond. But the thing I've learned to recognize is that those moments have made me. And I wouldn't trade them for the world. Both the good and the bad. 

So to those of you out there reading this. Please say hi, I beg you, don't just lurk, be seen, that way I can say I've met you. And you will not be forgotten. But the question I ask you then. 

Will you remember me? 

 

Joseph Bohan

One of the Real Ones

 

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