A good friend told me, more than once, I was a bad reflector.
Meaning, when I looked back on things, the past for example, I would remember more easily the times that I'd failed instead of any victories. "There you go, reflecting," he'd say.Well today I turn 28.
I smiled this morning and thought of my friend because I wanted to tell him, I'm not a bad reflector any more. Birthdays are definitely a time for reflection, and as I've been thinking back over the last couple of years, I think of how many smiles there have been, how many wonderful memories that have been created.
For me, I've found my Love, I returned home to the NW, I've rekindled old friendships and made many more dear friends, my Love and I are building a home together -- The good times really do far outweigh the bad and we shouldn't let a few dark spots rob us from all the things that help to make this life beautiful.
I'm encouraged as I think that those smiles and those wonderful memories have laid the groundwork for many more wonderful years ahead. Keep building, friends!