Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
The cursor sits blinking back at me from the white page, the pulse of my frustration. It’s laughing at me, I know it. Laughing from its post on my desktop where it has sat for four days, waiting for me to complete this entry.
I’ve been thinking through everyone in my life, every person I’ve ever met, everything I’ve ever accomplished. I’ve read other entries to this Day of Truth to seek inspiration or a jogged memory.
What I’ve been left with has left me heartbroken. I don’t have a spouse. I don’t have children. My parents and I have a strained relationship…and strained is putting it mildly.
“Worth living for…” That’s such a powerful phrase, isn’t it? To me, it means if everything else fell apart, the world came crashing down and life turned to crap, there would be that one person in your life, that on being that you could look to and go, as long as I have you around, I know it’ll be okay. I can overcome whatever life throws at me.
I don’t have that.
But then I sit here and think about is some more, and I realize;
I am blessed with a group of amazing friends who I love like my family and would give anything for. I’m thankful every day for their companionship on this crazy life-adventure we’re on. I have friends whom I’ve known since before I started pre-school and we’ve been through every challenge life could through at us together. I have friends that I’ve traveled the country with, and friends that I’ve played in the backyard with. I’ve seen births, deaths, weddings and first-day-of-schools. We’ve been through hurricanes, terrorist attacks, and lightings of Christmas Lights and fireworks. These are the people that I know would pick up the phone, even if we haven’t talked in months, even years. These are the people that I would drop anything for and jump on a plane if they needed my help. My friends. My family. My reason for living.
You know who you are.
And you make my life worth living.