In one of my favorite books, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, there is a scene in which Charlie, the main character, is absorbing everything around him and he is so elated to feel wanted and alive. He is genuinely happy. He describes, “and in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” I get the chills thinking about these “infinite” moments. It’s almost as if the world could seize around us and we would still be zestful. Being the worry bug I am, I sometimes get so caught up in the smaller things. I worry about everything; it’s just who I am. It is so easy to get caught up in the negativity, but it helps to reflect on what has made us happy in the past. I reflect on my own “infinite moments” or my own moments of utter bliss. Thankfully, I have plenty. I think that is what makes life worth living. One of my favorite quotes (I know I’m a total quote junkie) is “She loved life and it loved her right back” and I don’t think I’ve ever related to a quote so much. Of course I have my down moments, quite frequently actually, but I love to live, and I like to believe that because of this positive energy I give off, I receive it in return. I live an amazing life; and these instances serve to show me that no matter what upsets I may have, they will balance with the times in my life where I cannot take the smile off my face. This past summer, I went on a service trip to Costa Rica (filled with infinite moments) and it was easily one of the best out-of-comfort experiences I will ever have. There was something so ravenously beautiful about the beach sunsets there, when we would tip-toe onto the beaches and stare in sheer awe. Infinite moment right there. I hope everyone has these moments, even in every day life. As much as I love to sleep, an infinite moment for me is staying up really late and appreciating the silence of the world. For some it may be scoring the winning goal/touchdown/basket/whatever (not a sports gal by any stretch of imagination), it may be squeezing someone so hard after not seeing them for a while, or it may be blasssssting Third Eye Blind- Semi Charmed Life in the car with the windows down in the summer (may or may not do that sometimes despite the fact that my singing capability is that of a screeching animal ). There are so many of these “infinite moments” and I think it is imperative that we all stop and enjoy them. Do what you love, love what you do, peeps!