Moments like this, whether happening to us or someone we love, stop us and force us to evaluate our lives and what is truly meaningful. We begin to consciously live our lives to the fullest each and every day, taking every ounce of goodness life is willing to offer. We become aware of the beauty that surrounds our lives: the ticking of a clock on a wall, the sound of kids at recess a fews blocks away, the stillness of a late summer night. We suddenly don't have time for the trivial or the negative: we want to surround ourselves with positivity and people we care about. We cherish every meaningful conversation, every act of kindness shown to us, each ray of sun that hits our face, and every person that fills our lives with joy. We realize that life is a gift that is far too short to be living without purpose. That purpose? It's something rooted in joy that is as unique and individualized as the person within whom it lives.
I do not know what tomorrow will bring, nor can I control it, but I do know that the sun will rise. I admit I live in fear of what tomorrow may hold, but I also choose to live in the hope it brings. I have also learned that amazing things in life can happen in moments of adversity. One never knows where life will lead. Take this blog for example. Never in a million years could I have imagined my life the way it is today, and the reaction my mere ramblings have caused not only in myself, but to others as well. I am still in disbelief when looking ahead to the future and the amazing possibilities that lie ahead. Is my life perfect? Far from it, but it's sure a beautiful one and it holds so much joy behind every corner. In all my life I choose to laugh freely, to love deeply, share kindness endlessly, and live gratefully in each moment. Our lives can change in the blink of an eye, but in every moment I choose to live rooted in joy. Love to you all.