As a child, the world seems huge, yet simple. As an adult, it seems a bit smaller, yet complex. There are preconceived notions of how things ought to be, but the truth of the matter is that there is no set way to live a life of fulfillment. Using your heart as a driving force, and your mind as a sounding board, you make your way through the waves. At times, it may feel effortless, the soft touch of the water against your skin. Smooth sailing, if you will. Things going your way, fitting within your timeline, allowing you to feel instant gratification within the given circumstances. But then there are seasons where the current pulls you out past your zone of comfort, causing a riff in the way you view things happening. Change ensues, and it is up to you to decide what direction the ocean will take you. Sometimes positive changes result in affliction, as odd as that may be. If you don’t deal with past hurts and only bury them, they are bound to resurface. The winding road is beautiful, though, and as these hurtful truths and self realizations come into the light, you are able to gain a better appreciation for what you have, where you have been, and where you are headed. You see, the imperfections that make you who you are, are the most beautiful things about you, for if you had never endured those experiences, you wouldn’t be you. Embrace the changes, forgive yourself for your past, show gratitude for what you have and who you’ve become, and life a life of emotional prosperity. Be true to you, and the earth, angels, and above all else, God, will provide.