As I write this, my heart is full. The kind of full where you feel it so physically, it’s almost hard to breathe. The kind of full where tears spring to my eyes because I’m just so freaking happy and thankful for everything and everyone.
The kind of full where I just want to hug people’s faces off. The kind where I don’t have to think about the two chin zits that have been bothering me for days. The kind of full where my overwhelming fatigue has been replaced by a bounce in my step. The kind of full that makes me extra patient with my children.
The kind of full that has me fully appreciating what a good life I have. How blessed I am. My children, my husband, our home, all that we have. My friends, in real life and virtual. My job, my work, my writing.
My heart is full because good things are happening for people I care about. Their books are being written, pitched and published. Their stories are being recognized in many places. Opportunities are abound for them. They are braver because they have the support of a community whom they deserve. They are opening up their hearts and minds to bigger better things because their friends and family believe in them.
My heart is full because people who think they’re alone because they’re just a small part of this huge world, know that they are not. They are connecting, meeting, hugging, laughing, sharing, loving.
All of this makes me happy and fills my heart, because it makes me believe again, the intrinsic goodness of people. In a world where negativity is just a Facebook status away, all the goodness flooding my computer screen and heart, is filling me up.
I am full, and I am so grateful.
PS: The day after I wrote this, I got my period (I feel that y’all are close enough friends now, that I can talk about my period on my blog). The teariness was PMS. The fullness, the happiness, that’s all real.
What has made your heart full lately?