Danny James

Tag: common welfare

240: So, here I am.

So here I am, going nowhere for a while, and all because the people I’ve grown to love are all here. And they all need something all the while not knowing what, and we have all been there before, but who here really came alone? Trust, it is not for sensations to live but the right to earn our rest in service. It is the people who can access you, and for whom you make the difficult adjustments and refinements to your character for the better, the better being as benefits only everyone. It is these humans that make deserted islands miserable places to be, and your life in this world as you know it entirely worth living. And when you make them your world, you haven’t any need to travel much I have found, nor have you enough time, or words or anything to show them, but you do.

192

Not for a seat in the clouds after, which there is not, but because you love. Which you do.

190

If you had no fear preventing, who would you be now? Though it is not possible to annul those misgivings in thy breast, you must regardless, entertain at once the thought that it is not too late to live an honourable life. That you may approach your final repose, ready and content, – that throughout your lifetime being afraid did not once deter you from choosing the rightful course however difficult, or from making reparation – having summoned what strength was in you to act, not for your own, but for the common welfare, and enriching thus the lives of any who crossed your tenure in need, than rather shrink at your vulnerabilities. Far better to have done what you could for all, with what was of your own portion.