Saturday, May 16, 2009

Truly blessed.

I've always held the opinion that experience is the foundation and supporting beam of a fulfilled life. While the insight and scenery may differ, the enlightenment and experiences inevitably conquer life's valleys.
At age 20, I am entirely blessed and grateful for the journey's I've experienced and the ground I've covered.
At age 20 I may not have a plethora of material items to display how lucky I am, but the truth is I've experienced many unique blessings.
As I sit in the Los Angeles airport, preparing for my first visit home, all of the miles I've covered and the memories I've made are coming to mind.
I've experienced the intensity of New York City, I've relaxed on many east coast beaches, I've traveled, horseback, through a Georgia field , I've taken an ATV ride through numerous landscapes, I've wake boarded a great lake, I've swam in the atlantic ocean, I've lived in northern and southern California, I've peered down the Grand Canyon, I've held the ground of a petrified forest, I've hugged a redwood tree, I've hiked a beach to catch starfish, I've cliff dived off of a California dam, I've sang at a Tennessee historic plantation, I've parasailed over the ocean, I've watched the sun set on emerald bay, I've driven the Golden Gate Bridge, I've sailed to alcatraz island, I've biked many scenic miles and I've done so much more. I am truly and entirely blessed for the opportunities I've been offered. The miraculous part is, not only the above mentioned endeavors, but all that has happened in between. They say all of life is a stage, and we the players. My life, thus far, has been a dramatic comedy, with an inspirational twist. The set is beautiful and the scene changes, remarkable. Each monologue has been captivating and the supporting characters magnificent. Whenever the day comes for my curtain to close, I will stand proud as the applause I receive will represent the numerous positive experiences I've had. I wish you all the power to understand that, not only are you the actor in your play, but that you are also the play write.
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Natalie said...

What a beautiful post. :D

Breeze said...

It is often hard easy to forget that you are only twenty, not because of what you have done but because of the wisdom you have. It certainly transcends your chronology!

Beautiful post

Queenet said...

Nickie, you never fail to knock my sox off!! Wise beyond your years and at 20 most young men your age are green behind the ears!! Hey, that rhymes!! See you soon.
Love ya, A. E.

Frankie Anon said...

Have a good visit at home. Keep racking up those experiences!

Barry said...

Now that's Living!

What an excellent post!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

What a heartfelt and thought provoking post Nick.
You've managed to understand at your age what many people never understand in their lifetime....

Steady On
Reggie Girl