Live With Open Eyes

Keep your eyes open. Don’t close your eyes to all the beauty you and life possess over fear of what the next step will bring. Don’t close your eyes to the magnificence that is your future because on feeling unworthy over mistakes from your past. Fretting over your future or dwelling in preoccupation over your past tends to keep us afraid to live with our eyes open. You need to have trust that your life is something remarkable to be seen at all times regardless of what happened in the past or what unexpectedly will happen tomorrow. I chose to live with my eyes wide open at all times. I don’t want to blink and miss a moment of this precious life. I remember a time when all I wanted to do was close my eyes to the world. I was afraid of what I would see, what I would have to face, the truth I would see unveiled. I was afraid I might actually witness some happiness, something that would give me hope or try to make me change. What if all I experienced tried to break me from my comfort zone? I lived in fear of what my eyes would see. Now I don’t want to sleep because of excitement for what tomorrow may hold, what treasures await me. The unknown excites me. The images of my yesterdays inspire me. These beautiful eyes help me see my past so I can grow from it and see how far I have come, witness the present so I can take delight in life and appreciate every second of surviving, and the future so I can hold on to hope that my life will be worth living.

J.L.

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