In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Re-springing Your Step.”
This prompt is perfect because it encompasses just what I’ve been feeling the last few days.
Nothing says happiness like a surprise, the look of pure joy on a person’s face when they realize that a person (or several) have put their heads together to plan something just for him/her. That look and that smile is the reason I love organizing surprises for my friends. And that is the look I’m sure I’ve had on my face since Saturday.
You see, yesterday was my birthday and in order to ensure I had the most wonderful time, my boyfriend brought all my friends together in a surprise party. I did not for one second expect what happened. It ended up being one of the best parties I’ve been to and everyone had a wonderful time. It was perfect in every way.
And if that weren’t enough, today my coworkers, both old and new (I’ve recently changed departments so its been quite a transition period), decorated my desk and gave me wonderful birthday wishes and presents. To top it all off, at the end of my night class, two of my very best friends presented me with a beautiful cake worthy of Ace of Cakes. This really has been the best birthday of my life.
Prior to these days, I was feeling very insecure about myself for some reason. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there is nothing like feeling loved. The insecurities have washed away and in their place is a new found confidence and assurance that there are really people out there that care and that love me. This rejuvenation has everything to do with friends, family and being grateful.
A person that knows what love is walks, talks and moves differently. There is a certain je ne sais quois, about this feeling that makes everything that much better and changes your outlook. Be positive. Smile, because there are people that love to see it.