Sit at the kids' table for as long as you can. Laugh as hard and as often as you're able. Play music, the music that you like. Sing along with it. Dance, too. Cry when you need to cry. We all miss someone.
Be sweet, be kind. There are people out there who need your love and your attention. Watch the dogs and the cats, especially the puppies and the kittens. They'll show you where the joy hides. Give the old ones extra love, too. They will lead you towards wisdom if you pay attention.
Don't let politics or religion make you mean or cynical. Patriotism, either.
Your innocence is intact. It just has some stuff piled on it. Love. Hard. Often. Forgive. That's all I've got.
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