Pura Vida

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Life is pure

No matter the weather

Sun

Rain

Wind

Snow

No matter the place

City

Country

Somewhere in between

No matter the

People

Emotions

Events

Memories

Life remains pure

We taint it

With pain

Hurt

We abuse our own lives

And the lives of others

With our words

Our actions

We slash something so pure

Often without a drop of guilt

Of shame

It is not like:

A jewel

A prize

A mistake

It cannot be:

Refined

Replaced

Undone

It can never be returned once stolen

Or fixed once broken

It is easy to damage

And difficult to heal

Life is something that should be treasured

Protected

Strengthened with love

Treated with:

Care

Love

Respect

And used to its full potential

With excitement

BOOM!

See the world anew

You are one of the lucky ones

You have been given a gift unlike any other:

Life

Use it

Don't waste it

Don't let it sit and rot

Don't let it fester in the pain your heart and mind try to drown it in

Let it shine!

Work hard and polish it

Until it glows with your glamorous potential

Don't let others shred your life

Deflect their words

Deflect their hate

And prove them wrong

Show them that you are strong

Full of life

Pure life

You'll never abuse

Only heal

You'll never destroy

Only polish

You'll never shred

Only fix

You'll never rot

Only live

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