One day I woke up and I looked up in the sky above me. I never saw it the same way again, after I caught it looking back at me.
On days I took comfort and refuge in it it taught me so many valuable things...
It showed me FAITH and HOPE. It taught me that dark clouds are meant to drift away, so let them pass. It taught me that things will look a lot better if we tilt our chin up.
It showed me LOVE ... It taught me that if I hug the rainbow the pot of gold is home and where I stand. It showed me that I can embrace whoever I want to if we both look above us, if we both stare at the same moon, the same sun and gaze at the same stars with the same beating and the same song of the heart, and we will be together, and one, no matter how far we are apart.
It showed me DREAMS... It taught me that it was all right to dream. It brought me shooting stars, so quick, so beautiful, they dazzle my night sky making me wish for the moment to never end.
It showed me STRENGTH. It taught me not to be walking scar, and instead, be a shooting star. It taught me that I can be a star, and once I believed that... I became one and now the night is nothing but a blank canvass... the night can only make me paint a lovely darkness.
It showed me.... ME. The sky was a mirror of MY life. OUR life...and everything I didn't want to see on this end... on the ground looked perfect, and still, and they all sparkled on the other end of the spectrum. It showed me that I am peaceful inside.. that I sparkled inside.
The sky is there for us. It's always been there for us... because WE are the sky.
But more than all this it taught me the greatest lesson:
It showed me GRATITUDE... for the life I have now, and for the lives of those around me, because no matter how hard or easy or sweet or bitter, or rough or smooth the tides are... EVERYTHING WE'VE BEEN THROUGH IS EVERYTHING WE ARE... and THAT'S HOW THE UNIVERSE SHAPES ALL ITS STARS.