Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just Keep Breathing

New song on repeat: Just Keep Breathing,
 by We The Kings

I swear 2013 could not get any stranger. 

About a month ago I became friends with a woman who was hopeless. She was sad. She had no motivation to get out of the dark place she was in. Then something awesome happened: I loved her and accepted her. I told her how awesome she was and how much she mattered every day for about a week. She went from a dark place with no desire to live to and be happy, to wanting to go outside and even making some of the funniest jokes I have probably ever heard. She was beautiful from inside to out. Her smile literally lit up an entire room. Some of the best times I have had in the past 6 months have been with her. 

Then, life happened and I got busy. 

Last night, she called me a few times and I had a terrible feeling in my stomach. I knew something wasn't right, but I didn't know what was going to happen for sure. I talked to her for about a half an hour. I felt strongly to let her know that she mattered and she was loved. She said she was leaving and wouldn't be able to talk to me anymore. That's when I knew. She was going to die. 

All day long I watched closely to the news to see if they found a body of a woman in SLC. I stayed close to my phone in case I heard anything. I don't know how I knew, but I knew. 

Then, sure enough, I got the call. She was found in a coma. She was rushed to the ER and then intensive care. I went and saw her. She was gone. Her body was fighting, but her brain was fried. I left the hospital feeling numb. I hope she wakes up. I hope some miracle happens tonight, because the world needs more people like her around. 

Please tell the people that you love that you love them always. Don't get too busy to do what really matters. Because the truth is, the only thing that matters is how we treat others and how we help lift those around us. I saw this quote today that seemed really fitting:

Even though life can get hectic and we feel like we are just striving to keep from drowning some days, don't forget to stop and remember why you want to be alive. Remember the beauty, remember the people you love, remember that you matter...even if you don't get every award or win every competition. 

Something that has helped me lately is to just get away and run up the mountain and remember God a little bit each day and his creations. 

It really is the little things that make the days awesome. Like finding awesome deals when you go shopping with your awesome mom on the weekends: 

We only get one shot at this, we better make it count!

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