Warm summer nights,
the heat of the blazing sun has subsided,
but the warmth still radiates.
Sitting around a campfire,
conversing with friends.
Going to sleep after a productive day,
knowing I’m loved and cared for
even though I have my flaws,
knowing my friends don’t mind
they have their own flaws too
and that’s what makes us unique.
Being able to reflect on the past,
without being burdened by it’s misfortunes
Knowing I’m in a better place now than I was years past
and being thankful for the bad times as well as the good
because now I know how bad it can get,
so these little problems I encounter
they don’t seem so bad anymore.
Sure, sometimes life still gets me down,
but now I’ve a whole array of skills to deal with it.
Having a cookout on a mild day,
the shining sun and friends’ laughter filling the air.
Sunsets that turn the sky shades of pink and purple.
Looking up at the sky on a cloudless night,
stars twinkling as we relish in their beauty,
the moon full and illuminating the surroundings.
Knowing this isn’t time wasted,
I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.