So lately, I've just felt overwhelmingly appreciative of the people I'm surrounded by. This extends far beyond my few close friends. There are plenty of people that I truly feel blessed to be associated with, even when it's a very small association.
For instance, I just got my hair cut. This has only been my second time cutting my hair in Provo. Yes, I should probably be more frequent to keep up with the honor code...go ahead, call me a rebel. Anyway, the same girl cut it as the time before. She rocks. I can tell it's not in her personality to converse with people she doesn't know and to be outgoing, but she makes a huge, sincere effort to do so. It was almost like our conversation from October was continued. She remembered what we talked about, how I cut my hair, talked in that very soft but brave voice, and had that nervous giggle after everything she said. Bless her.
I almost feel like I can't go into detail about other people because I will write for hours. It hasn't been until this semester that I've really felt like I'm in the right place. I think I came with the wrong expectations. I didn't find friends where I thought I would and I didn't find the type of friends I thought I needed. However, I have found and associated with the type of people that keep me going. I'm surrounded by people that have a sincere desire to get to know me and work with me. I've met people that have the innate ability to tell me exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it and to compliment me how and when I need it the most. I've also met people that just have a great aura about them. I'm drawn to them for really no reason in particular. Some people are just plain nice. I know I've encountered certain people for certain reasons and for that I'm extremely grateful.
This doesn't mean I don't have trouble dealing with other people; I certainly do. But it's the good that makes the bad worth it.
I feel like this is starting to become a recurring theme for my writing. I thought about it...should I be conservative or ashamed to be grateful for other people? Um, no. If you want me to write continuously about how amazing I am, I guess I don't have much to offer you. Until next time.