Over the last few months...

"Listen, Lucy-

Over the last few months, I have come across meaningful quotes and Bible verses. Others have been sent my way to remind me of my worth and to remind me of how many people I have in my corner that I mean the world to. This is for you guys and girls. My family. My friends. My rocks. My entire world. I thank you and I appreciate you, each and every moment of my life.

I often visit this Bible verse when I am feeling down. My dear friend shared it with me. She's the best. It reads: "the pain that you've been feeling can't compare to the joy that's coming." Romans 8:18. It reminds me that this too shall pass, that the sun will rise tomorrow, and that I will find love again...

He said he didn't love me anymore. I didn't believe it then, I don't believe it now. You can't just be with someone for three years and drop them like they are last years hot fashion trend. It doesn't make sense. I don't know that it ever will. We had so many great times together. He made me laugh. He made me feel beautiful. But none of this matters to me anymore, because I do know this...

I am the strongest I have ever been. I am the happiest I have ever been. I deserve so much more than whatever that was. Sure I have my days of sadness, but my days of love and laughter far exceed my days of sadness. I have reconnected with old friends, I have spent much more time with the people that really matter to me, and I could not be more appreciative to have had this chance to reassess what really matters in my life. I finally woke up. This was an epiphany that I needed.

I have learned who I am and that who I am right now is who I want to be. I have gained confidence in many different aspects of my life. For instance, I do not particularly enjoy traveling alone. Recently, I ran though the airport, by myself, and made it to the gate just in time to board the plane. I did it. I know this may sound silly, but it was liberating. I don't need someone to complete me. I complete me. Sure, it would be nice to find the man of my dreams and I know in time, I will. But right now, I am working on me. I am working on living my life to the fullest. I am working on being the best person that I can be. I am not going to settle for someone who does not appreciate me. For someone who doesn't notice and value the amazing and unique woman that I am.

I'm sure you have had heart break in your life. But take it from a girl who thought she knew what she wanted. Take it from this girl who thought she knew who and what made her happy. God works in mysterious ways. Everything happens for a reason. It may not make sense when it happens, but it will some day. Remember this...
"Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us." Always have faith. Don't waste days being sad over people who are not worth it. We only have so much time on this Earth. Choose to be happy. Choose to make a difference. Choose to accept the love that is most definitely all around you."