Have you ever looked at the stars in complete wonder and awe? Ever been consciously aware of the breeze in your hair, the way the sun kisses your face? Or how the water hits your head in the shower, how every single water droplet touches a part of your body? Ever just felt happy to be alive, to be a human being, to be able to smile, laugh, dance, sing and cry?
I often think what would things be like if we didn’t have those moments mentioned above and a lot more. Just being grateful for when they happen more pertinent If there were no stars, I wouldn’t be able to spend valuable time with my pops watching them. If it wasn’t for spending time in the sun in the summer I wouldn’t appreciate the sun rays warming my skin or how on a gloomy, rainy day the sun comes out to light up everything that is wonderful. You must be thinking “come on you must have a day”, yeah sure I do. I am a human being, just like you, but what we forget is that we are perfect, right now in this moment and as you are reading this, everything is ok! We are ok!
Last night, when in the company of friends I cried for various reasons, however I came to realise that it’s ok to be vulnerable. In the instance of me crying, the girls did not judge, they did not hurry me up to stop because they didn’t like to see me hurt… they gave me the opportunity to be human. Provided me with tissues (because tears were every where) 🙂 along with a hug. That’s why friends (male or female) are so valuable to us, (aswell as family, of course) because they give you the freedom to BE. Real friends will let you talk about why all a of sudden you just burst in to tears, not because they are nosey but because they want to understand and comfort you. We are not ashamed when we smile and laugh and equally we definitely, definitely should not be ashamed or apologise for feeling sad and crying. It’s part and parcel of being human.
So for anyone out there that is feeling low, down, don’t ever feel like you are alone. Speak to someone, anyone, but best of all speak to your FRIENDS (or family). You are never alone, you shall never walk alone because you can bet your bottom dollar that someone has either been there, done that, got the t-shirt and they actually understand your discomfort. Also don’t forget your friends aren’t just there when you feel rubbish, they are also there for the good times, the laughs, the smiles, the silly comments, the pranks, the banter and most of all for your friendship!
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend (regardless of our grey skies here in the UK)