I am feeling sentimental today; thinking about moments in my life: moments that change us, moments that make us see things differently. Its too bad we don’t know it at the time. Why can’t we know in those moments -that that will be the last time we see someone, the last time we will kiss someone, the last thing we will say to them. If we knew I bet we would all appreciate things a little more, see things with a little more passion. Why can’t we just do this anyways?
I read a quote from a book the other day that really hit home for me: “I don’t remember the rest of the dance. It’s lost with all the other insignificant passing seconds in my life. I didn’t know to savor that moment on the dance floor, to understand how beautiful and rare it was, how fragile, how ephemeral, when he was happy.When we were all happy, and we were together and we were safe.
I didn’t know.
I didn’t know…”
I can’t quite explain why this was such a compelling moment for me but it was. I am regretting not buying this book. Needless to say I am feeling sentimental; Sundays make me feel that way. I love waking up knowing I get to enjoy breakfast with my Husband. Today I made blueberry pancakes and bacon and enjoyed a coffee in a Starbucks mug, sometimes just the cup is enough to make me happy. My irrational love of Starbucks comes from my wonderful best friend Rosey, she has somehow managed to illude me into believing that drinking a Starbucks makes me happy. It works though, it is impossible to feel sad when drinking one! I am truly blessed with amazing people seeing as Sharon went out of town today and brought me back a Starbucks -what an angel. Reading is another thing that makes be happy, I love being able to escape into a good book. I am currently reading poetry by Lang Leav and she is amazing, I highly suggest you give either of her books a read.Oh, and cookies -gawd…I almost forgot about cookies. It’s amazing what can make us happy if we just let it. One of my favorite sayings is” ignorance is bliss”; sometimes you have to just take the good and push the bad to the back of your brain.
“It happens like this.
“One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else–closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel–one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them–even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering–the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.”
Though here is a word of warning–you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.
It’s so dark right now, I can’t see any light around me.
That’s because the light is coming from you. You can’t see it but everyone else can.”
What makes you happy? 🙂