Today I sat back and took the time to really let the world in. Sometimes I tend to take my surroundings for granted but today I was aware. I started seeing things more beautifully, more colorful. That tends to happen to me when I go to the beach. Being by the ocean gives me one of the most relaxing feelings. I usually don’t share this with anyone, but sometimes when I’m in the water I drift off by myself for a little while. When I do, I feel like a mermaid in a world parallel to the one I know. Maybe no one can understand what I’m feeling, or maybe they feel it in another way, but the way I feel connected to the world sometimes is just absolutely fascinating. This world really is wonderful. Not only did going to the beach relax me a bit, but I think there’s something bigger going that has me feeling this way. I’ve also opened my eyes and my mind to many people recently. I’ve been listening to all sorts of stories lately, instead of saying all of them like usual, and have learned a lot about others. More specifically, I’ve opened up my heart to someone. He’s just like me, but at the same time completely the opposite. It’s hard to explain, sometimes I don’t even understand it myself, but this feeling is one that I won’t soon give up. It’s that feeling when you finally feel that someone is giving themselves to you and is making that effort to be in your life, that it’s not just you imagining things, it’s for real. All of these feelings taken into account, I feel as though I have world-viewing contact lenses that have allowed me to see the world in this magnificent new way. Life feels great.