“Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.”

This fortune came to me via text. The kid received it while eating a meal with his father, and asked him to send it to me.

I don’t know if I’ve achieved good. If I have, it’s inconsistent.

I do know that I’ve achieved plenty of failure.

There have been many lessons learned, opportunities to right wrongs and sighs as I’ve had to accept what could not be changed. I’d like to think I’m wiser than I was at 18. And more thoughtful than I was at 28.

I’m turning 35 this year.

I acknowledge and honor my growth. I see areas of need, and hope that my commitment to continued growth will prove to show more success as I move forward.

But I’m open to the failure too.

Knowing – hoping – that it’ll help me to be good (more consistently).