Some Things You Need To Know

One Thing You Need To Know

I know you’re reading this.  And I want you to know I’m writing this for you.  Others will be confused.  They will think I’m writing this for them.  But I’m not.

This one’s for you.

I want you to know that life is not easy.  Every day is an unpredictable challenge.  Some days it can be difficult to simply get out of bed in the morning.  To face reality and put on that smile.  But I want you to know, your smile has kept me going on more days than I can count.  Never forget that, even through the toughest times, you are incredible.  You really are.

So smile more often.  You have so many reasons to.  Time and again, my reason is you.

You won’t always be perfect.  Neither will I.  Because nobody is perfect, and nobody deserves to be perfect.  Nobody has it easy, everybody has issues.  You will never know exactly what I’m going through.  And I will never know exactly what you’re going through.  We are all fighting our own unique war.

But we are fighting through it simultaneously, together.

Whenever somebody discredits you, and tells you that you can’t do something, keep in mind that they are speaking from within the boundaries of their own limitations.  Ignore them.  Don’t give in.  In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self.  And when they laugh at you for being different, laugh back at them for being the same.

Remember, our courage doesn’t always roar aloud.  Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, “I will try again tomorrow.”  So stand strong.  Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.

And I am committed to making the best of it along with you.

Photo by: Meredith Farmer


  1. Khushi says

    I loved the way you made me realise that, ‘don’t let others define what you can do with your life’.

    This article also made me realise that,
    ‘don’t impose your own decisions on others’.

  2. Sarah says

    I never met you, but I believe you are an amazing person .. Thank you for this entry .. I needed it more than you can ever imagine :)

  3. bisi says

    Dear Marc,

    Words cannot express how inspirational and uplifting this blog is to me. This world is so cruel not to have write-ups like this for emotional medication. You are to me a million and one thing; you and your blog are the best things that has happened to me in recent time. Keep it up!

  4. reyhane says

    So intresting and true! I found your site accidently, but i think I will visit it again and will introduce it to my friends. Thank you for the motivation.

  5. Arundhati Panigrahi says

    I started reading your blog ’30 things that you should not do to yourself’ and then went on reading. I loved the way all of these have been written. It gives a feeling that I am talking to myself. I think I am a person with a lot of negativity and always wanted someone to tell me all this.

    Now I have your blogs. 😀

  6. Dee says

    When I am feeling extremely pessimistic, anxious, or sorrowful, I immediately come to your blog. It never fails to make me feel optimistic again. Thank you. Please don’t stop!

  7. Brooks says

    I am new to your site and have been happy to read through current and past posts. I wanted to send this post, “Some things you need to know,” to a friend of mine. Unfortunately, she is single, in her mid-thirties, (never been married,) and not happy about the situation. This post sounds like it is for/from married people. You wrote this SO well. Do you think you could write one from one friend to another? I just don’t want to re-enforce the single aspect for her. I will be introducing her to your site the next time we speak because I love what you do and she needs/will love it, too.

    Thank you for your good work!

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