I would walk through the most intense of burning flames, I would endure the blistering bitter cold of winter with no shelter for us or guarantee of survival, I would fight for you in ways that no one has, defend your character and lift your spirit, I would protect you shelter you with my love, I would encourage you in all moments of your life and embrace you when you felt scared, I would wrap my soul around you and light the way down the darkest alleys and depths of shadowy places, I would befriend your demons and call them family, I would take ever insecurity you ever felt and make love to them until they became extinct, you couldn't even possibly comprehend the love I have to share with you, I would give anything to be your moon, to share a piece of the air that you breathe and be so close to you I could inhale your exhale, I would paint your world in colors that you have never seen and touch your heart so deeply that your soul would sing songs of unconditional, I would walk through the most intense of burning flames for you and be your water, I would quench every thirst of romance you ever dreamed up, I just want to be your refuge, your sanctuary, your place of peace, I want you to come to me and never leave. ~Will "Story" Rivera
Breathing in air and I am grateful, each step I take I thank God for these two legs and arms that help me to get from place to place, I am grateful to even be alive, to have been given another day, to be able to even write and collect my thoughts and share them, they say surround yourself with positive people but I think it's grateful souls we should be seeking, grateful souls see the good in everything, they live in the here and now and always find something to praise God for - no matter how Grimm the surroundings, being aware of just how much we are blessed disconnects the energetic chord between the ego and ourselves and allows us to appreciate life as it is and not attach some expectation of how we think it should be, it allows us to see the good in everyone and shine our lights day and night, gratitude cultivates the richest faith, grateful people will take the most overlooked spec of dust on the ground and say THANK YOU because they recognize just how important everyone and everything's role is on earth, never allow your soul to be drained by those who are perpetually dissatisfied, they are not bad people, they just have not accepted that they too are worthy of happiness, the ego keeps them locked tight in a vicious cycle of "I never have enough" - their ego ensures that they never see the good in anything no matter how many blessings God delivers, no matter the circumstance they always find another reason why they can't enjoy their life - so stay blessed, stay grateful, even if you have nothing at all except your bones and your body, take a moment to say thank you for being alive here in this moment - there are many who didn't make it today. ~Will "Story" Rivera
The tide turns - the tide turns and changes sometimes look scary, sometimes the waves are crashing and churning, bringing in new and fresher waters but when your in the middle of one it feels like your choking, like their is no air to breathe and hope to reach the surface, you twist and turn and you get dizzy and you lose sight of the shore, you lose sight of yourself and the fact that you have two arms and two legs and a way to swim through anything that God gives you, regardless of how deep things are, regardless of how far out to sea you've gone, even when the abyss is dark and lonely, you forget just how many times you have gotten through worse things and triumphed, things that at one point looked impossible, but the oceans is never the same twice, each wave can be calm or chaos and still you will swim on, or sail, or float, sometimes you just stand still and you face the sun, regardless the tide turns and turns and it turns - changes are inevitable, it's how you choose to perceive them that will make or break your wave and our lives are never the same twice, that is exactly what makes this moment so important - no matter what your going through, make the most of it, cultivate every ounce of love you have left and you share it with someone, anyone, you reach your arm out and you help them, you dedicate your will to be in service and live beyond the consciousness of just bettering yourself, you gift compassion every chance you get and you never lose your faith or your strength to make it into better waters because where you are here and now is perfect for you, it's perfect to make the most of, it's exactly the right time and the right place to take advantage of this opportunity and with the grace of God you will shine on - one day soon you realize how to flow with currents not against them because you are the captain of your own ship and you always have been. ~Will "Story" Rivera
The air is thick and the weight is heavy and it seems like the sun will never shine upon you, just breathing becomes a job itself and every problem you could ever imagine is happening at once, every step gets harder and harder and your wondering if your going to make it through, your questioning your God and if there really is anyone out there, you curse at the world and you look for your friends and you look for the courage or strength to even get up in the morning, by now giving up seems like the only viable option, it seems like every door has closed, your holding onto dear life to what little part of yourself is left and wondering if what you do even makes a difference, the journey seems treacherous, it's gotten so bad words cannot even describe the situation... and still, your here reading this, and there is a light that shines in your eyes even if it's just a tiny spark and some where deep inside you there is still love for this world, there is still a faith carry on, you are stronger than you think and you start to remember just how much you've been through and overcome, you remember the times in your life when you couldn't stop smiling and laughing, like the innocence of child you embrace the world fully, wholeheartedly, free from fear, the mindset shifts from helpless to faithful and you remember the God is good always and not just sometimes, you know in your heart you can and will get through this, you ARE triumphant, you ARE beautiful, you ARE a perfect painting reflecting all of creation, your life IS blessed and through every illness and heart ache you stay divine and pure. Never forget who you are and what you are worth. ~Will "Story" Rivera
I would reach out to the stars and the heavens up above or to the core of earth or the top of the highest mountains if it meant I could touch your heart in some way, if it meant I could inspire you just for a moment, if I could just show you the light that dwells within you, to be able to encourage the love within our hearts and the faith of the most courageous of us - that same energy that you at one point used to believe in but somehow became discouraged or maybe you chose to grow up, like the child untainted and pure the look in their eyes and dedication to unconditional love lives within us all, that natural inclination to forgive so easily and live lightheartedly, if I could just ignite that flame once more, if you could just take one true glance in my eyes and see what I see when my soul holds yours in my loving heart, I wish you would just forget about all that pain and discouragement, I would erase every disappointment if I could, I would heal every wound, I would help you to start fresh here and now and learn to give your love so freely that no experience that ever occurred could ever rob you of your true essence ever again. I would do this for you. ~Will "Story" Rivera
Will "Story" Rivera
May the words shared from my soul forever serve to Inspire yours.