And then we are there..its July. The sun is shining. You are at the lake. Surrounded by friends. Friends you havent been near in almost half a year.
Yes you messaged each other and group chatted. But you didnt really feel it.
And then…you can feel it. The laughter is infectious. You cant stop because you missed it. You are funny. They are funny. We are free. Free to eat and drink and swim and joke. To be close.
And then…you pause because you remember why you didnt get to be together. You remember and it creeps back in. But it’s not like it used to be. It used to creep in all day.
And then…you enjoy every single minute because you have learned to. You understand what you have…what you need and what you dont want anymore. No more unnecessary arguing, stuff, challenges. Only real experiences that bring meaning, hope and purpose, joy.
And then you realize life is even better than it used to be because you are even more grateful.
Practicing being grateful is easier because you really get it, and so do they.