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from the archives: sweet and happy

Written December 31, 2009

Sometimes I do think the busy-ness of life takes away from living. Priorities become jumbled. Adventures are postponed. Voices go unheard. Hearts get broken. Lives are changed.

Then it a moment unplanned and quite unexpected...sweetness and happiness are found.
In the simple things. By the quietness of the moment. Through the making of a new friend.

I found myself again. Living...Laughing...Loving.

All the things I dreamed of were happening. For this moment, I was found. Renewed in who I am, refreshed in my spirit, I was taking in every moment and hoping they would never end...yet thankful for the memories in case they did.

To this day, I am still amazed at the change one journey made in my life. 


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