Here's to walking barefoot.....

Tonight was a usual Thursday... home, dinner, laughing, dishes, yoga, chatting, smiling, happy, singing, being crazy, dancing... but something which Rachel Brathen share tonight really got me thinking. 

'Here's to walking barefoot. To make-up free days. To saying I Love You. To flower headbands, to messy hair, to taking deep breaths, to salty lips, to freckles, to sandy feet, to breaking all the rules, to hot tea on chilly mornings, to sunsets, to holding hands, to swimming naked, to good books, to friends that tell you the truth no matter what, to puppies, to freshly picked strawberries, to the full moon, to going on vacation, to being home, to yoga, to long hugs, to too much jewelry, to laughing until your face hurts, to silence, to first kisses, to last kisses, to all kisses. 

To life and death and the moments in between that makes it all worthwhile.'
A certain darkness is needed to see the stars. 
So if you are feeling lost in the darkness just know that there is light ahead. Don't let the darkness dull your shine. 
Know that there is a reason for everything that happens to you. Every bad relationship, every rejection, every fall. They are sent to you in order to teach you, so you can grow, learn and slowly, slowly you'll become comfortable in your own skin. Be you, don't strive to be someone else. You are perfect just the way you are. 
Cherish the small moments in life, for those are the ones that really matter. Be present, look inwards and shine, shine, shine.