I want to read more poetry.
I want to love more unconditionally.
I want to overcome a fear.
I want to ride in a 1965 Ford Mustang.
I want to travel to Ireland.
I want to drink wine in Italy.
I want to make something with my bare hands.
I want to plant a garden.
I want to forgive & forget.
I want to make people laugh.
I want to donate money to a charity.
I want to write a book.
I want to drive to California.
I want to swim in a waterfall.
I want to visit all five Great Lakes.
I want to become someone.
I want to live.
I want to fall for someone the way you fell for me.
I think every one is their own kind of broken inside. But there is such beauty to be found in that. That we can all be broken in some way or another, but find ourselves being mended back together by the people we encounter and the little things that make us whole again. We like to think that no one knows the way we feel, but we are surrounded by faulted, broken, trying individuals that are all in search of one thing. happiness. The thing we sometimes fail to realize is that our lives are saturated in this thing some people may search a lifetime to find, if we would just take a moment to recognize it. Our Creator formed us each with such grace, purpose, and passion. He created a world around us full of beauty and inspiration. It’s up to us to take that, and run with it. Run with the things that inspire us, recognize the things that break us, and embrace the things that motivate us, and mend us into the individuals God intended us to be. Some say “Take the time to smell the roses,” but maybe you don’t want to smell the roses. Maybe you want to paint your nails a new shade of red, or sunbathe naked on a foreign beach, or run wild in a field of daisies. Whatever it is.. Do it. Do something that invigorates you, empowers you. Do something that makes you happy; and remember that as you hold on with all of your might to the roller coaster life throws you on sometimes, you aren’t alone. There is a Love, far greater than we can fathom, ready to embrace us with open arms right when we think we are a little too broken to take another step forward. In that moment, as we stand empty handed, battle stricken, and seemingly hopeless, we are able to find the happiness we’ve been longing for and the brokenness doesn’t have to seem so broken anymore.