8.10.2011

Prancing

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I keep this picture propped up next to my favorite book on my shelf so I can look at it all the time. I am wearing my favorite chicken dress, and I think - - I am prancing. I don't know what else you would call it.

Being an adult really takes a toll on you. There are so many things you cannot change, so many difficult experiences, and an overwhelming amount of responsibility. This picture makes me smile every time I see it as I realize that there is so much to look forward to. If only I could tell this prancing, carefree girl that things always get better, that you make it, despite the difficulty, that you graduate from college and you marry for love and you find happiness.

Back then, happiness was all I knew. Today, happiness is what I make. I don't know what's better, but I do know the alternative.

I will take any form of happiness I can get.

(this makes me the happiest, though.)

8 comments:

Wallie said...

What a great tribute to YOU! :) We are responsible for our own happiness and no one can take that away. Happy day! :)

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, this picture brought tears to my eyes...you still look like that all the time! Do we still have that dress around?

Ana Magdalena said...

beautifully written. as Wallie said: "We are responsible for our own happiness," taking it in what ever form comes is the way to go in this sometimes crazy chaotic life.

Autumn said...

I have a picture like this too that reminds me I can have no cares in the world.

Alex said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. I know exactly what you mean.

russ mark lee said...

That chicken dress is hilarious. You are an absolute doll.

russ mark lee said...

Oops this is Aubrey

andrea said...

"Back then, happiness was all I knew. Today, happiness is what I make. I don't know what's better, but I do know the alternative." I think i am going to print this out and hang it on a wall in my house. :)