I love blurred images. Especially images of light and bokeh.... there's something about it. Someone I love dearly took me to this spot not too long ago to get a photo of the sunset. Knowing I'm a junkie for sunsets and water, this little spot was magic amidst the winter cold here in DC.
Over the weekend, a good friend of mine sent me a message asking if I was aware something I'd written had gone viral. I wasn't. This is the second time it's happened. She told me that my quote had been posted on the Berlin-artparasites Facebook page.
In no uncertain terms, I was shocked and humbled and thankful. I'm thankful for many reasons. I'm mostly thankful that my friends are looking out for me when I happen not to notice and will celebrate with me. The world, while quickly shrinking, is still a large and quick-paced place. Having the right people around you and in your corner is a must if you're planning to make it out here.
That being said, it was a boost I needed. Back a few months ago I mentioned how sometimes, when you have something large on the horizon, you get those moments when you think it's dumb. You're not sure if you're on the right track or even if something is a worthy pursuit. You ask yourself why you even keep doing it. Why does this even matter? In other words, your vision gets muddled. That project or life goal starts to lose steam for a bit. Then, out of nowhere, someone sends you an email or a thoughtful comment. They send you a little box of gifts, a sweet card in the mail. Or they let you know your content went viral.
It's a moment when things become clear ad you recognize, in the words of @SocamomDC that "God can't show you everything." Sometimes we have a moment and things are blurry and we're questioning everything. Other times, like this weekend and in other weeks past, we get really clear. But the reality is sometimes it's best we don't see the full picture until the end. It's part of the journey. It's part of the process of being human and evolving as a soul. However, I'm thankful for these moments of "honey, you've got this and I've already told you what you need to do" that God puts in my path.
Now it's time to continue to get things done. Things are clear.
The encouragement this weekend, that sort of news taught me a series of lessons in one fell swoop. Mostly that we just need to keep working and in due time when we're consistent and it's time, we'll be recognized. If you're not already following me on Twitter, let me know you've stopped by the blog @vermillionpearl or leave a comment below.