One thing that I've said too many times this year and listened to too many people around me say is this:
It is what it is.
And it is.
Life isn't always pretty.
Life isn't always fair.
Life isn't always easy.
Life isn't always fun.
As much as life can test us, as much as it can put us through, as hard as it is, as cruel as it is, it is always something else too.
It is always beautiful.
Take a minute to look at the people around you today, to just watch them be. Watch them laugh, watch them smile. Give them your undivided attention. Give them your time. Give them your love.
Share stories and share memories.
Cherish every second that you are given.
Embrace the moment.
Time is fleeting, time is short, so make the best of what you have.
Life is what it is, and it is beautiful.
This post first ran here last December.
Some of My Most Popular Posts
Philip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday. He was found with a needle still wedged into his arm, heroin believed to be the culprit. When I h...
I haven't written this yet, but it's not officially your birthday yet, right? You weren't born until the afternoon, so technical...
The internet is quite literally full of articles about the right way and the wrong way to be a feminist right now, especially after this wee...
The following is a post I wrote on Saturday morning. I was sitting in a college classroom on the other side of the state, there for Science...
I was standing in the hallway tonight, urging my toddler to fall asleep in his bed, awaiting his recurrent footsteps towards doorway when so...
My one year old has recently developed fairly severe eczema, maybe even worse than his older sister had at his age. This is the worst part o...
FOR THE LOVE PEOPLE. I haven't written one of these in a while, so brace yourselves. It's Not About The Emails... I was a Be...
It's so weird how cyclical I am. It's as though the individual cells in my body can anticipate things before my brain starts to figu...
I have anxiety issues. I've had them for as long as I can remember. From the time I was a wee babe, I worried about everything. All th...
This is my eighth annual Christmas list. Which is crazy. There's simply no way I have been doing this for that long. If you're so in...