Monday, June 25, 2012

Eternal Glow

Fireflies. They flicker throughout the overwhelming darkness of night and I love them for it. Not because I'm afraid of the dark, although once upon a time I was, but because they're a comforting constant. Traveling together and weaving inbetween the trees, they are carefree. I like that carefree, cheerful nature. Catch one in your hands and peer into your tightly clasped fist and they'll go on giving you light. They're only bugs, really, incapable of knowing just how many watch them work, but looking out into a black sky and seeing their scattered glow come and go has a timeless reassurance about it.

Maybe it's cheesy - probably so - but when I think on the days in my life when the sun's been absent and I've felt gloomy, there have been people - friends - who have come alongside and poured light into my life. We all go through trials but the steadfast companions whose encouragement and kindness never waver are often responsible for helping us through.

So thank you, fireflies and dear friends alike, for brightening life.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I've Got the World on a String

Today I am thankful for sunshine - specifically the rush of fresh air that comes with pulling back the curtains, hoisting up the blinds, and throwing open the windows. In that moment, light is everywhere, taking even the darkest corners hostage and illuminating them with fresh perspective. Sunshine is contagious in the very best of ways.

Monday, June 11, 2012

500 Days of Summer (#1)

Now that summer is here and life has stopped moving at 90 miles an hour, I think I may - dare I say it - stop neglecting my blog. When I made L is for the Way He Loves last year, I wanted it to be a place where I could share my thoughts, but I think too, that it must be a place where I can celebrate all that is beautiful. Today marks the first official day of my vacation, post high school grad status. On this first day of summer, I celebrate the new beginning. There's something delightfully freeing about a clean slate, a blank canvas, a whole world of unlocked possibilities. Adventure becomes tangible and, consequently, inevitable. So here's to the beautiful beginning - everybody, everything, has to start somewhere.