Hanging out where you can be you is the best way to spend the day; this may be a simple thought but it is not always easy to achieve. There are a lot of spaces where you may have to be less than your authentic self. Choose the places and friends where you can be you.
‘I’ll never be a stranger, and I’ll never be alone.’ ~ Billy Joel
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I stood on the bench and looked out over the prairie. From my new vantage point, I could see far more into the distance than I ever could have believed.
I was able to see the tress huddles together and the fields of grass warmed by the sun. I could hear with clarity the birds and insects joined in a choir, singing their evening songs.
I breathed the evening air filled with a mixture of earthy scents.
This was what it was to be alive. To see and hear with your heart.
As I watched the sun slip lower in the sky, coloring the landscape with a radiant glow, I was a bit sad the day was coming to a close.
I almost wished I could wrap this moment into a gift and save it for the times I forgot that life was beautiful.
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This is what it is to be alive.