Yesterday I spent the afternoon with one of my oldest and best friends who celebrated a milestone birthday last year and how befitting, for it was truly the birth of a new life for her. You see, among the many gifts she received, she was bestowed the most precious gift of all – the gift of LOVE!
While on her birthday vacation to a beautiful island with pristine beaches and a never ending ocean of blue she fell in love for the first time. That’s not to say that she has never loved before, but this time is different. She is experiencing the kind of love that changes you forever. The kind that opens your heart and soul to a New You!
It’s incredible to see the positive changes that are taking place in her life. Suddenly, she is unwilling to sacrifice her happiness to please others, and nor should she or ANYONE for that matter! She is no longer content to sit by and watch life pass her by. She has become the captain of her destiny, and as she makes her way through uncharted waters she is discovering a new found freedom and happiness that is only attained when you have the courage to leave the shore.
She is finally growing into the woman she was always meant to be. It is true that the essence of our being is love. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don’t have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough. And just when she was about to give up the hope of ever finding this kind of love, the universe gave her the greatest gift of all.
So in honor of my dear friend and all the remarkable new changes in her life, I want to dedicate this post to her and to the beauty of LOVE. Having met on a gorgeous island, it is only befitting that this post feature some of the world’s best island getaways. Who knows, like her, maybe you too will let go of the shore to discover new oceans…