What I'd Be Without You

By Megan Minutillo: Regular Contributor

This past summer I lived by the beach.

The simple statement of that just makes my heart sing with glee, as I am, and always will be, an ocean baby.

One of my favorite things to do before work everyday was to go and have coffee in this little cheese shop that also functioned as a cafe.

I would sit, sans cell phone, with my notebook and latte - and watch.

I'd watch the people in the shop.

I'd watch the people on the street.

I'd watch life bursting from every direction - and I reveled in it.

And everyday, at around 9:15 - a classic beach boys songs came thundering through the speakers.

God Only Knows What I'd Be Without You.

And let me tell you, if you hear that song enough, the lyrics start to stick. You start to think about them over and over again.



God Only Knows What I'd Be Without You.

And you cannot help but think of the faces that helped shape your life. Your soul. Your heart at this very moment.

Cause we do not live in a vacuum -- and try as we might to strive for total independence, there are people who we depend on. Love on. Care about. People who make your world a better place. People who you could not live without -- and people who could not live without you.

And so, my dear sisters, as you venture on into 2015, I can only hope you remember the people who have lifted you up. The ones who have been your constant cheerleader, voice of reason, and source of support. I hope you remember the ones who you cannot live without -- and that you cherish them. I hope you never hesitate to remind them how much you love them, you much they mean to you, how much they have shaped your life.

Because, dear girls, life is too precious and too short to keep love and light close to your chest. The greatest things in life are free. Shared. Celebrated.

Here's hoping you have a beautiful year ahead!

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About Megan
Megan_Minutillo-Megan_Minutillo-0117.jpgMegan Minutillo is a playwright, director, and founder of the arts and education site, The Write Teacher(s). Her articles have appeared in HelloGiggles, So Worth Loving, I Am the Modern Career Girl, and Glass Heel. She is currently at work adapting her show, Ghosts in My Vodka, into a musical.

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