In this moment.

Two Thousand Thirteen has certainly been one for the books. Full of ups and downs as every year brings, but nothing short of amazing to say the least.

Within a year I have lost love to find love,
Smiled to keep from crying,
Looked for truth to find happiness,
And reevaluated my past to determine my future.

Most importantly I have gained a level of contentment that I have never had before. Looking back on this year I cannot help but thank God for the situations I have been put through. True,  some would have gladly been avoided; but I can honestly say that I wouldn’t take ANYTHING back. Instead of basking in the should’ve, could’ve, would’ve I have learned to accept life as it is. To not worry about the spontaneous events that don’t fit into my plan but allow life to happen.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying to not have a “plan” for the future (because I certainly do) but to not micro manage your life. To strive every day for the bigger picture but find acceptance in knowing that your life isn’t a script that is predictable , but one that is written with unforeseen events.

So while many will find sadness in the goals that were not reached this year,find joy in every moment that was had…

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.

–Henry David Thoreau