Saturday, May 19, 2012

Life is Good

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There comes a point in life when one looks at what they truly have. They see beyond the difficulties and hardships of the run-of-the-mill, and they notice—maybe for the first time in a long time—the blessings that their life truly affords. However, sometimes, this awakening takes time to completely appreciate.

Life is good.

Today I saw the sun setting, amid a cloudy evening. The screen of grey hung in the skies above me like a veil, as the light of the setting sun marinated the countryside around me.

It was intoxicatingly amazing.

Life is great.

Tonight I sifted through the blessings I enjoy—the lives that have touched mine over the years for good, and those that I’ve had the opportunity to touch in return. It was somewhat overwhelming.

Life is unbelievable.

I thought of the challenges that my very existence affords me. The challenges that destroyed me from the inside out, and tested my intestinal fortitude beyond the limits I thought I had.

Life is hard.

It brought to mind the difficulties yet to be faced in the future; the changes in life that will undoubtedly come, those small moments that will help define an existence.

Life is cruel.

I thought of these many things that have made me into who I am, those things which are good—as well as bad—that sculpted me, which continually define, and that which will undoubtely recreate me. As I thought of these things, I came to a final realization:

Life is so beautiful.

So it is for all of us, but if only we’ll take the time to see it.


Mindy said...

You, my friend, have captured beautifully in both word and image the essence of what life truly is. Thank you for reminding that there IS beauty among the thorns that life gives us. That it is both the challenges and the joys of life that define us and make us who we are, and that trials, though difficult, can become blessings if we let them.

DebLog said...

You have the ability to take pain and difficulty, and weave it into a thing of beauty and hope. Thank you for this simple, but significant message.

tammy said...

Beautifully said. Love the song too. Perfect.

Trevor said...

I can totally relate to having these kind of thoughts! And thank you for LFO, it took me back to middle school, and I loved it!

Karmelapple said...

Victoria "That was really really beautiful and my mom loved it too!"

mCat said...

Thank you, thank you for reminding me to find the good.
I've been secretly wallowing in self pity since yesterday afternoon and needed a kick in the ass today. Thank you my friend!

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