To the days we believed we could fly.
One of the things I got to do today on my way home was I got to walk the halls of my old elementary school and as I did I remembered and missed so much.
The giggles we muffled in the library. The tears we wiped in the principle’s office. The heavy breathing as we ran through the old playground equipment while playing cops and robbers.
The days we hid in the arts room from the teachers and principal. The rainy days we spent inside playing slapjack or just playing around. How everything was so beautiful and simple. What a world. There were no tricks or surprises. No pain. Just happiness of childhood.
Just glue sticks and paper maches. Just studying about ancient Egypt or painting life size mummy’s. Just awkwardly exciting school dances. Just friday nights wasted at the pool. Nights that ended up being the best of our lives. The games of truth or dare. The friendships. The prank calls to dominos pizza or the hockey games on Saturdays. The ice rink.
Those were the days. Those were OUR days.
Today I got to school late.
Today I wrote letters.
Today I saw footloose.
Today I laughed.
Today I felt lucky to be alive.
Today I remembered.
Today I remembered how good life can, with absolutely no reasons at all.
Today, I had the best sushi of my life.
Today I sang. Today I danced.
Today I felt you looking back into my eyes.
Today I felt the joy radiating from your smile.
Today I understood.
Today I lived.
Today I was grateful.
Today I spent time with amazing friends.
Today I whistled in tune to the melody of my life.
What an amazing day. What an amazing life.
I promise myself…
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To only think of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
Every week I’m working on one of these things.
Just one of those moods where everything makes me grin from ear to ear
Don’t mind me. I’ll just be here drowning in happiness and joy and perfection and happiness.
Have I mentioned happiness.
My Shooting Stars
I love meeting new people.
And for some reason I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of the most amazing people in the last week on different occasions and it’s made me really happy.
I love all the infinite and endless possibilities that come with meeting new people. The conversations always unpredictable and exciting. Every encounter comes with something new. Something you’d never experienced, something you’d never dreamed possible, something beyond your imagination. And it’s the excitement of not knowing and the excitement of all the things you’re about to discover that makes things so perfect.
I mean when you’re lucky enough to meet one new interesting person your world brightens up and you can’t wait for it all. But then in my case when you meet so many new possibilities all in under one week… Well one can imagine how overwhelming the excitement can be. Especially after a bad day, week, month, or even year.
I mean there are the conversation that I can’t wait to have with you like how you were chased out of your home, or how you ended up so scared of her, or how you ended up moving here, why your dog is here but your dad isn’t, the reason behind that smile or those eyes or the necklace you wear!
All these conversations with all of you. But what I’m most excited about are the conversations that I’ll never be able to guess, all the surprises.
Thank you my miracles. Thank you for your perfection. Thank you for fitting into my life exactly how I needed and thank you for coming at the perfect time. Thank you for filling in all the holes and putting smiles in places I never thought possible.