It’s easy to write when your sad, angry and full of hope, but harder for me to write when I am happy. My high school teacher Marie Tollstrup used to say that if you look at most poetry and literature, it has traces of negative emotion with a happy ending merely to showcase the writer’s whimsy, yet today I feel obligated to note the love surrounding her and I, amongst our dear friends, family from abroad and in general. Each day in the past week has been full of positive emotion, brimming with future possibility, and the reality that our time has finally come. This December will make it 5 years when I fell in love so deeply and truly with someone who I had known all my life that it still feels unreal that I am with someone so beautiful inside and out. But I digress. These past few days have made me realize how truly blessed and lucky I am to have the people I do in my life. Looking at my past posts, I have spent an inordinate amount of time whining about the ones that truly do not matter, ignoring the ones that come around me at a drop of a hat, and I cannot help be thankful for being just good enough to have them in my life. I do not know what I did to deserve them but dammit, I am going to make damn sure I keep them!
Thank you, thank you, and thank you. I wish I was more eloquent but I cannot stop smiling, while soaking in these beautiful days and events with amazing friends and family. THANK YOU!
- Teacher’s Pet (learnfrommyfail.failblog.org)
- I Choose Happiness (rowjie.me)