How much a moment away from reality can refresh your soul…
I was sitting at the back end of the cruise ship listening to the water race along side of this moving mass we call a boat. It’s just a few minutes before 7:00am and my nose is buried in words, a plate of eggs on my lap, and coffee in my right hand. No longer drowned by reality, but relishing in my dreams and enjoying the bliss of the ocean waves. If I had access to any realm of communication in that moment, I would have said that I had just read Exposed from cover to cover for 583 billionth time (maybe not that many, but many many many times) and I felt just as inspired as the first time I read each word on the once crisp pages that left me giddy like a child on Christmas morning.
It is a joke in my life here in Tampa that wherever I go, this magazine goes with me. It is not for entertainment purposes or because I like the style of clothes she wears, it is because every page and every story reminds me of where I have started, where I came from, the trials I have faced, the crazy leaps of faith I have made (by the grace of God), and where I want to end up. I see my dreams light up. The fire can slowly be diminished due to life’s pressing demands, but instead, here in this moment, it springs back to life in full force. My heart starts skipping beats, my lips curl into a smile, and my head is refueled with determination… dreams are back in focus and it feels so goooooood.
A moment away can change everything.
A thank you to Jasmine Star and what she has willingly placed on paper continually ignites my heart. Thank you.
Until next time…