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Today, for the first time ever, I enjoyed the aroma of the flowers of my favorite tree, a local oak at my parents’ backyard. They have a delicate and intoxicating smell of eternity, of essence of life, of ecstasy. I immersed in its fragrance and time stopped. I looked around and noticed that it was the only tree with flowers. Parasite vines are suffocating its trunk again, but the oak doesn’t give up and blossoms. Today it looks more beautiful than ever. I lived the moment before the breeze would stop, before the sun would set, before I would return and the flowers with their perfume are gone. Today I give thanks because I had an intimate moment with the Infinite, because in the small things I found the great ones, because inside a flower I reencountered the mystery of life. I give thanks for one of the happiest years of my life yet, because I have found myself surrounded by love and loyalty, because my family, friends, and pets are my greatest treasure. I have met wonderful people and started to give all of my uncensored self and my soul without looking to whom when my days seemed most difficult. Today I celebrate how fortunate I am. I have everything that money cannot buy. I am blossoming. “Thank you to Life who has given me so much”.