30 or so balloons…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was cloudy, and though the sun fought to show itself there was something else that was a focus, something spectacular.

Today I watched in honor as dozens of cheerleaders met at my sisters house to pay their respects to my niece. There was a lot of talking, crying, and heartfelt emotions as each of the young ladies stood in their turn and experienced the moment. Some were silently crying, some sobbed at their loss, and in the end it was an amazing moment that could have moved the most stoic of individual. At the end each of them held a helium balloons and with a prayer they released the balloons into the sky. 

I am sure someone was thinking this was a bad idea, that a plane or something would have an issue with the balloon or some other craziness but none of those people were there, instead we watched the balloons rise together as a unit then swell and contract taking on many shapes as they rose. It was as if a living thing had been released into the sky and as others moved on I watched the balloons shift shape, and smiled at the gesture. Soon they were out of sight and it meant something to me. 

We all go through life rising further and further. Sometimes were are cohesive, sometimes not, but we continue to rise until that point that we can be seen no longer. There was nothing but unique shapes and sizes as the balloons rose, and the sky was adorned with a life of its own. We need to remember that, and remember that each of us is unique, and rising with a life of our own. Make it amazing, I know you can.

So as the sun sets on another day, life is spectacular, and the world is an amazing place each day. Look at everything in wonder and see past the mundane and into the amazing. Find a way to see more each day with all you do, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your day…

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