Fight for what you want. You will regret never at least trying. If you don’t win, it’s not that you didn’t succeed. It just means that it wasn’t your battle to have won. You can’t win every battle, but you can still fight. Keep in mind the fight doesn’t have to be big. Little fights are good too. How can you celebrate the large successes if you don’t know how to celebrate the small?

There is a fighter in all of us.

For the person who sees someone being bullied. Fight for the victim. Why are you going to just watch as someone gets attacked? Verbally, mentally and possibly physically. Show your humane side and fight for the person who cannot fight for themselves. Let them know that there are people out there in the world who care. Let them know that they matter. Be their voice.

For the person who has lost their voice. Fight to be heard. Sometimes we get into a circumstance where we thought that is where we want to be. Everything is good for a while then things either become routine or you just find out it’s not where you want to be. Look, things change and there is nothing wrong with wanting change. Don’t not speak up just because you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. You have a right to be heard. It is your right to be able to feel what you feel and voice it. Routine isn’t a bad thing. As long as it is what you want. If it isn’t, it’s ok to feel that way. Talk. Not abrupt or disrespectfully. Talk as if both voices matter. Show equality.

For the person who loves the same. Fight for equality. Love is love. Love doesn’t discriminate. And ok, before everyone that doesn’t agree about love is love, same sex love and marriage, I get it. You are entitled to your opinions as I am entitled to my own. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong. I mean who am I to judge how one loves? I’m saying everyone deserves to be loved and cherished and adored no matter if its Adam and Eve or Mary and Eve. Love is love. Don’t allow hatred in your heart because someone doesn’t agree with the way you love. Don’t become negative about it. Why? Because, love heals all things. Love heals to allow for a brighter future.

For the person who wants to make a difference. Fight for a brighter future. You don’t have to make money to make a difference. All you need is time and love. Providing a child a pair of new sneakers or school supplies makes a difference. The foster mother who loves the unloveable makes a difference. The best friend who carries their friend through a tough time makes a difference. Just having the heart to want change helps. Lending a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on helps. Even the smallest difference touches a heart.

For the person who has lost their love. Fight for their heart. Don’t fight because someone tells you too. Rather fight because every ounce of your being wants it. If you don’t fight you lose your heart, you lose their heart. Is that going to be worth it? But remember, don’t just fight for your happiness. Fight for theirs. If their happiness means you love them but from afar and that is the best thing for the both of you then fight for that. If their happiness and your happiness align and you are meant to be together but circumstances are rough, then fight. Don’t give up the hope for love. Fight for the right to love. Fight.

No matter who you are, fight because you believe in the cause. And yes, you will get bumps and bruises and scratches. No one ever said it would be easy. But, I promise you it would have been worth it. Besides, like Teddy Roosevelt said, “knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” Find the fighter in you. If you are not willing to fight for what you believe in, for what you want, then don’t step into the ring. You will get pummeled in vain. Be the hero in your life. Not the damsel in distress.

The best way out is always through. (Robert Frost)