This has been a long time coming because I am way busier than I thought I would be this summer. I wanted to post about this day, not only because it was birthday celebration but also because it was a day to get away from reality for a little bit.
For my 21st birthday, I wanted to do something somewhat low-key, because if you know anything about me at all, you know I like to lay low…most of the time. This day wasn’t just a day to celebrate with some of my closest friends but also a day to get away from all of the hate and sadness in the world. This summer has been a summer of horrible tragedy every week. As soon as we think it’s over and we try to live our lives as normal as possible, something else happens. There is no way to get away from it all, and as much as we want to, we shouldn’t. We all should be coming together as one country and one world to show peace and love to everyone.
Although 5 girls coming together, for a day drinking wine and laughing all day isn’t going to make a difference in the world, it can give us hope for the future. Whether we are dealing with our own personal battles, feeling sympathy and empathy for those effected by the tragic events in the U.S or other countries, whether they are terror attacks, attacks on our police force, attacks on people who choose to lead a different lifestyle than we do or even the unfortunate events that aren’t planned, like a young boy being attacked by an alligator.
The four girls that spent the day with me couldn’t have stopped any of this from happening, we can’t punish any of the bad and sick people in the world, but we can continue to show love, compassion, dedication, and hope. Some of these girls I’ve known since I was a baby, some I just met in high school and one I’ve only known for 2 years. I look forward to knowing these girls for much longer and seeing all that they do from today on.
I didn’t have everyone I would have wanted with me that day, but the ones missing also share the same traits. In a world full of hate and sick people, keep the ones who are loving and compassionate close. The more we encourage acceptance, forgiveness, encouragement and togetherness, the better the world will be.
I loved spending the day with these girls. I choose to spend as much time as I can with them despite our busy schedules and hectic lives because they give me hope. We are the future of the world and I believe we can do something to help. I don’t care how naïve I may sound to some people but without hope we have nothing.
Stop number one!!
I have some pretty friends
We had a beautiful day
Such a beautiful place
We wouldn’t be a group of girls if we weren’t dysfunctional sometimes
Thank you are all for spending a perfect day with and for showing what true friendship really means, whether it’s for 21 years or 2. I love you ladies with all my heart.
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Thank you, Kat for perfect list of places to visit!!