A little moment of gratitude

Kasra and I celebrated our first year together in July, and it has been one of many adventures. There are a list of reasons why I love him and why I see myself spending the rest of my life with him, but today has me thinking of one of the most significant reasons why I am with him…which is because of how much he builds me up when I spend so much time building up everyone else around me.

Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love being the positive light in the world of others. I live to love and be kind to all with whom I come in contact. However, sometimes, to put it simply, we forget our own dreams, needs, and capacity to live because we’re so focused on being there for others. Kasra reminds me of this every day.

From the beginning of our relationship, Kasra has done nothing but breathe dreams into me with every ounce of support he shows me. He encourages my excitement about life, and he never tells me anything is impossible, but instead does the opposite. He sees the fire in my soul to make a difference in this world, and he believes so much in me that I almost don’t have the capacity to not believe in myself. With Kasra by my side, I feel that anything is possible… that, no matter what, life is a blessing.

And for this, I am eternally grateful.

I love you, Kasra Khalili.
Thank you for being the greatest gift of all.

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One of those days

As much as I like social media, I don’t like how I feel as if I have to seem like I have it all together all the time. I look at my pictures on instagram and Facebook, and I see all smiles and laughter.. but what aren’t shown are all the tears, the anger, the numbness, the frustration, or the vulnerability I feel. Continue reading “One of those days”