Life changes. You lose love. You lose friends. Doors close and life will never be the same again. You lose pieces of yourself that you never imagined would be gone. Pieces you never even realized were such an important part of you. Pieces that become part of your story and need to be shared. You lose loved ones, only to find yourself forced to stand on your own.
And then without realizing it, a new light starts to shine and some pieces come back. New love enters your life. Better friends come along. New hope is running through your veins and new doors opens. And after all is said and done, a stronger and wiser you is staring back at the mirror.
Look closely my friends, you earned it all and you are amazing and beautiful.