I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. ~James Baldwin
As cheesy, and cliche as it sounds, it’s true. Europe changed my life. Europe has never been on my bucket list. I always knew Europe would “find” me. But what I didn’t know is I would find myself.
My vocabulary is too small, and my writing is too weak to begin to describe what my soul found in the rundown cobblestone streets of Europe. When I left for Europe, I left with a broken heart. A tragic thing happened with one of my clients, and the idea of traveling and leaving the situation as is made me sick to my stomach. I COMPLETELY thought I would return with my broken heart. But once again, I don’t know everything. Europe healed my broken heart. It taught me of eternal truths that I had forgotten. I was reminded that this life is a short period of time. We only have so much time to taste ice cream, hold hands, make new friends, and laugh for hours on end. Worrying gives you gray hair. And worst, it takes away time from being with PEOPLE! There is a great quote I read recently, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde. Europe taught me how to LIVE. AHH!! I feel like I have been reborn. Each day is such a gift. A true gift. The greatest gift God has ever given us. He gave us a body, he gave you and me a body to LIVE and to LOVE!!!
Don’t just love the people in your life, ADORE THEM. Forgive those who have wronged you. SAY SORRY! Laugh, laugh, laugh, and laugh some more. Return those $100 pair of pants you don’t need. Smile at strangers. Thank God for every minute of every day!!! And spend your money on traveling…. These are the truths that Europe taught me.
P.S. I have many more pictures on facebook. Lets be FRIENDS!!