I pray that God will take care of all your needs with the wonderful blessings that come from Christ Jesus. May God our Father be praised forever and ever. Amen.
—  Philippians 4:19-20
The universe doesn’t owe you some sense of cosmic purpose. It’s indifferent to your existence. In the grand scheme of it all, we are inconsequential grains of sand in a false god’s hourglass. But that’s precisely why I find the hope hidden in the nothing - because it’s up to us to ascribe the meaning in our own lives.
—  Jay Camacho, The Nihilism of Now
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1. There is so much that you will accomplish in your life, and believe me when I tell you that you are going to amount to great things.

2. So many people in the world are filled with hate. I honestly hope that you will help stop the hate, by first starting to love yourself. I hope you discover who you want to be.

3. I want you to be happy with whatever choices that you made in the past because at one time or another that choice is the choice that you wanted. But, remember things always happen for a reason, so don’t get to upset when things don’t work out the way that you want them to. Something better will come along. It may not be immediately, but it will come.

4.   Remember to keep you head up even when you feel like everyone is forcing it down. If you fall down get back up. Never give up on what you love just because someone disapproves or you are trying to impress someone, what you love is what makes you, you.

and lastly,

5. Please remember to smile again.  Even if it is stormy in your life right now, and it feels as if the world would be better with one less person in it. Even the darkest of storms pass because the sun will always come out again.

—  Things I’d tell the younger me, but never got the chance so now I keep an open letter to you, my dearest daughter. 45/365
For I Think I Still Love You (Do You Mind) (12/16)

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The rest of the day passes more quickly than Leonard expects; the information from Barry and his crew occupies his mind fairly effectively.

On the one hand, it’s actually rather simple. He’s only got to deal with this waiting for a few more days. He doesn’t need to fight against himself, which is probably a good thing since he’s out of practice and doesn’t have his gun. He just needs to get closer to his other self, and he knows when he needs to do it.

He just isn’t sure how to tip the odds in his favor when the weapon is the strength of his temporal vibration.

It’s easier when he thinks of him and his opposing self as separate timelines. What’s stronger for a timeline? Assuming stability isn’t a factor, since he can’t do anything about that, two things come to mind: the people and emotions in it. A timeline doesn’t want anything on its own, but the people in it certainly can.

If he’s being optimistic–and he has to be, or else he knows he’ll run, and to hell with the consequences–he has to believe the universe itself is on his side. His presence is what’s slowing the other timeline. He’s never gotten an answer for why he’s here, but it makes sense now, in its way; he was tied into all of time when he died, and time needed him here to keep from breaking.

By the time Sara shows up, he’s come to terms with it, as best as he can. He figures the best chance he’s got is to enjoy these next few days, potentially his last, to cling to this timeline as well as he’s able.

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