To my son I believe God sent you into my life to give me something to fight for, to show that there is love in this world, bring me hope and to bring me joy. All the proof of God I need is in you. You are a gift from the heavens.
Yes, he cleaned up nicely not because I made him but because he wanted to be a better man for himself, for me, and for his family. I just helped him along the way. So I didn't polish a piece of shit, I shined a diamond in the rough.
One of the most influential sources of peace is simply being comfortable with who you really are. Not trading your reality for a role, or your truth for an act. Not giving up your freedom of thought. Not putting on a mask.