They say that “its the beauty in the person that lasts” ..
I can totally relate to that.
There are so few people who are capable of being altruistic, thinking of the greater good and putting the other person first even when it is to their own disadvantage. There are just so many selfish people out there.
I love the film American Beauty .. in what seems like a previous life .. I was Lester Burnham .. I used to be able to recite the opening lines by heart .. and have picked the following out ..
I can still relate to these passages big style .. the first was where I was at the time .. and the second is kind of where I am now .. less stressed and more appreciative of the beauty that is all around us if we open our eyes to see it.
Lester Burnham: My name is Lester Burnham. This is my neighborhood; this is my street; this is my life. I am 42 years old; in less than a year I will be dead. Of course I don’t know that yet, and in a way, I am dead already
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life
Isn’t that beautiful?
Whatever you are doing, stop for a minute and smell the roses. hug your kids or friends and if you are lucky then tell that special someone that you love them.
Life is too short not to appreciate the journey and if you’re really lucky then you’ll find someone to appreciate it with you and who loves you for what you are.