Dreams do come true. My dreams are coming true. Here’s the thing, money is cool, but happiness is so much better. I’m growing happy. I’ve accepted what I needed to accept, I’ve let go of what needed to go, and I have held on to the thing that I’ve needed the most; hope. I’m growing happy. I’ve written so many posts about the sadness of my yesterdays that some people believe that I haven’t had joy. I have. When my relationship ended a few years ago, I thought that I would never live a full life again. I have. While it may not be what I dreamed of, it’s more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I have met people that have rubbed my cold and broken heart with warm oil and glue. I have laughed despite the constant reminders that I shouldn’t. The night has envied me because it knew that once the sun rose, it wouldn’t be able to watch me from the same vantage point. I am growing happy. I have eluded to it over the course of the past few blogs, but it is now making manifest. I am growing happy. While love isn’t fully in bloom, I have stumbled across the seed. I am growing happy. My eyes see differently, my ears hear differently, and my mouth speaks differently. I am ready. Every closed door, every broken promise, and every love that ended despite my wish that it didn’t now makes sense. I was lead to this moment in my life. You smile like you know something that I don’t, and because I trust your smile, I’ll follow you. I love that love loves me enough to love me anyway. I am growing happy. There are no mistakes. There are no failures. There are only lessons that guide you along the way. Life is a beautiful journey. Enjoy the ride. When the detours arrive, understand that you were meant to stop and get gas. If you decide to stay, it was your destiny. Don’t love anyone or anything that doesn’t love you back. Live a life that is full of laughter. Live. I pray that you grow happy. Patrick
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