I've had a really big change in perspective in the past couple of weeks. Do y'all wanna know something?
Life is absolutely beautiful.
I'm not exactly sure what it is that's given me this crazy epiphany. I didn't really have a life changing experience or anything absolutely crazy. I just stepped back and looked on my life and where I was headed. I didn't like who I could potentially become down the road, so I've made some changes. I've found joy in the simplest things lately. The things that have been around me this whole time, but I never really cared to appreciate.
My sister's toothless smile.
My mom's crazy, spunky, teenage girl attitude.
My dad's ridiculously funny comments and jokes.
My brother and I's basketball conversations.
The way the sun sets by the lake.
Random phone calls from my best friend/cousin.
The smell and sound of the rain we finally got last week.
Those special stars that shine brighter than the others.
Staying up late writing poetry.
Sitting at the piano and losing track of time.
The little boy at church who smiles at me.
Kissing in the sprinklers.
A boy that makes me happy.
The list could go on and on forever. The past couple of months were difficult and definitely were a testing time for me, but I know that it's time for me to turn the page and move on. I'll never forget the lessons I learned throughout this year so far, but I need to stop dwelling in the things, the people I lost and look at the things I still have; even things I've gained.
Because I know with all my heart and soul that God would never take something away from me without giving me something even better.