Thursday, April 11, 2013

Everything Happens for a Reason?

It is a very rare and special occasion that I get home and immediately just sink into the floor of my living room and stay there for quite some time with the biggest grin on my face. Unable to move; paralyzed by a sudden and deep and real feeling of happiness.

My senses were awakened by the promising possibility of something so simple and hoped for yet deep and beautifully surprising.

I drove through Downtown San Diego last night and the city was truly alive. The traffic lights as they flashed from red to green were vibrant and lined the streets in a way I never noticed before. I could feel every groove and dip in the pavement as my car cruised from 1st Avenue to 2nd and 3rd and so on. Even the usual urgency of the railroad crossing lights and bells brought me a sense of peace as I waited. And the freeway? Well, the freeway just felt like it was mine that night.

The touch of the breeze through my window was what really did it. It always does it for me. Kind of like the sunset. We'll have to save the sunset for a later post. But the breeze was the perfect ending to the night before I got home and sunk into my living room floor with a feeling I haven't felt in... who knows how long? Or perhaps I never have felt this way. Who am I to measure?

Life has changed and so have I. The things that happen to me now, the people placed into my life and the way they make me feel whether good or bad means something different to me in this phase of my life.

And to think that the sunset [life] only got better after this first picture...

I have no idea what is about to happen next. All I know is that I felt the way I described above because of one person. One person who was unexpectedly yet so perfectly placed into my life at this very point.

I'm a believer that everything happens for a reason. You know what I mean - the big things. The important things. Somehow, someway... the good things [and even the bad things] are aligned in our life for us. And I know without a doubt that every one of those good and bad things brought me right here and now where I am. To San Diego. To experience the many wonderful things that are currently aligning. Including the happiness, the inspiration, the passion, and constant reminders of life's beauty that this person has brought to my life. [Whoa, that's deep. I know. Who am I? Me? Deep?] But I don't care. I want to be transparent. I want to always, always speak from my heart when it guides me.

Sometimes it's scary to look everything in the eye and accept that maybe... just maybe, something incredible is really happening. Maybe even if we don't know it at the time, we do have the key to unlock it all. And if we follow our heart completely, remain true, and continue on passionately, the key will continue to unlock many wonderful and beautiful things. Things that were aligned perfectly for us. Because everything does happen for a reason ;)


Holly said...

This post brought me such a sense of peace and happiness. I'm so happy for you, friend! You inspire me with your deep thoughts and ways of looking at the world. So happy to have you!! Love you tons! xoxo

Jenn said...

First of all, you are an incredible writer!
Second, I'm so glad that you're finding this happiness--you totally deserve it. I'm also a big believer in everything happens for a reason. It's nice when all of those reasons seem to finally come together :)

Maria Kristina Maano said...

Reading this post kind of gave me some inner peace.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful emotional experience.

Katie Did What said...

Amen, girl. I definitely subscribe to that same philosophy: EVERYTHING happens for a reason. <3 I loved this post, and I love your heart!


Nicole said...

another beautifully written post my dear.

Kristen said...

yay! things totally happen for a reason, i'm so happy that things are coming together for you and how happy your move has made you! we still need to get together!

Chelsea said...

I realized this the other day. Everything does eventually work itself out. And something does happen for a reason. Because later on, something else couldn't have happened had you not done the first thing first. It puts me at ease, less worrying. Makes life so much simpler

Cody Doll said...

I am so happy for you! I can't believe how beautiful this post is. I hope you feel this way for many more days. I am a huge believer in "everything happens for a reason".