I’m still my father’s little girl, my mother’s best friend and my brother’s sister. I’m still your cousin, your niece and your granddaughter. I’m still the friend that will make you laugh and the friend that will always be there. I’m still the girl you can talk to about anything, the girl who will cry with you and tell you it’s going to be alright. I’m still the friend you can call up out of the blue and pick up right where we left off. I’m still the girl who will stick up for you, remind you of your strengths and tell you how much you matter. I’m still the friend that will always try and make everything okay, the friend that will gladly go out of their way for you and who will always try to make you smile. I’m still the friend who will always care about you, the friend you did everything with and the friend you considered a sister.
I’m still her.
I’m still me.
I’m the girl that hasn’t given up, the girl that battles Lyme Disease every single day and the girl who won’t go down without a fight. I’m the friend that is mostly confined to her bed, the friend who can’t help how she feels and the friend that doesn’t mean to keep losing touch. I’m the girl who just wants someone to love her through the good days and the bad days, the girl who is tired of being defined by others because of her illness and the girl who just wants to feel better again.
I may be her, but I’m still me.
Healing thoughts and prayers to all,
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“Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, coworker, long-lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger), but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.”
Another great quote that I thought was worth sharing. We often don’t take the time to appreciate the presence of others around us. Whether its someone you actually know or not, you should always make the effort to show them just how much you do.
To the two very kind gentlemen that took the time to appreciate my presence yesterday, I thank you. When one feels their absolute worst (and looks it, too), it’s an incredible feeling to have your presence noticed, be wished Happy Valentines Day, and have the kind of conversation with one you feel as if you’ve known your whole life.
One of those gentlemen and I discussed for a lengthy amount of time how many don’t take the time to appreciate things or anything for that fact, really. What started the conversation in the first place? We were both taking photos of the same thing; swans. I went on to say how unique and beautiful they are and how I’ll just stand there, clicking away, not having a care about how many pictures I have taken, just happy that I was able to photograph that particular moment. He related, as well. He also went on saying how he love’s taking photos of friends and loved ones unexpectedly and said that is what capturing the moment is all about. I happily related, as well. I do hope our paths meet again. If not, then be it.
I’ll conclude with, you never know who will walk into your life for a brief chat–or end up being apart of it.
See with your heart and you’ll see things you’ve never taken the time to appreciate before.
Healing thoughts and prayers to all-
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