Whenever I describe some of my personality traits or things that I like, I always call them “Jessica Facts.” So before I get into what this post is about, I have to share a quick Jessica Fact with you: I’m a very deep, emotional person. I once considered this to be a weakness but my perception of emotions has changed. Emotions make our lives vibrant, they give us stories to tell, they keep us going and most importantly they allow us to connect with other people.
My favorite emotion other than happiness would be – without a doubt – love. Love is amazing and it’s the force behind one of the most beautiful moments I’ve experienced this year – me realizing that I love someone. Notice I didn’t say “in love” because that’s a different kind of beautiful moment that happens all the time because we look for it. That moment when time stands still and your heart tells you that you love someone and your mind agrees is so rare! That’s what makes it so beautiful.
After months and months of getting to know each other, I knew I “liked” him and enjoyed spending time with him but the night I found myself sitting with him as he shared one of his most vulnerable moments with me, I felt something different. It was like those “aha” moments Oprah always talks about. Something inside of me just said, “girl…you love him!”
We decided early on that we would take things slow and I’m so happy we did because otherwise I would have missed this moment. I can’t remember when I started loving anyone. I mean I loved my family from day one and I just knew in my heart that I loved my BFF but I can’t tell you when it happened.
But this time…this time I was fully present in the moment and I will never forget the night I started loving him. Ever.
What moments have passed you by? This experience has taught me to live presently in each second of the day because you never know what beautiful moment is waiting to happen.