Happy World Poetry Day! Following is a short poem that I wrote at the end of 2016 - my own small commemoration of the year. This is what poetry has given me: a way to reflect, to remember, to sort out my sometimes overwhelming conglomeration of thoughts, and to intentionally find hope in my life - even when I can only see it in the tiniest details.
I will always remember
the lengthiness of it
the drafty windows and cold floors
stale nights spent with lights strung around
my bedroom’s perimeter
failed attempts to ward out the darkness
but I will also cling to
the evenings when we roamed
through golden-soaked grasses
the green-tinted train windows
distorting the city’s metallic splendor
and every soul that stirred with mine
discovered the sacred nature of our being
a cacophony of love bringing spirit back to life.
DeKalb County is full of picturesque locations. Thanks @rezindidea for sharing this beautiful barn picture! #VistDeKalbCounty#EnjoyIllinois
localEYEzedPIX 67 of 365: Captured this photo just beyond the city limits of Sycamore IL. @onlyinsycamore @enjoyillinois @dekalbcountycvb @cityofdekalb_il
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I've been saving this post for a while but I feel it is extremely appropriate for today.
My calling, biggest passion and drive in life is to encourage and build up others. As not only a follower of Christ but also has a human on this planet, all I want to do is love and cheer on everyone.
Everyone has worth.
Everyone deserves a chance.
Everyone needs a friend.
Everyone is worthy of love.
I will always encourage, support and love others irrationally and unconditionally.
Join me today (and everyday) to intentionally love someone.