Five Card Story: Love from Within

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a Five Card Flickr story by Salarda, Sicuana, Sta. Ana, Vila, Vivero created May 11 2024, 02:03:24 am. Create a new one!

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One day, as Luna was staring out her window at the vibrant sunflower pushing its face towards the sun. Each petal unfurled with a quiet confidence, a stark contrast to the turmoil brewing inside her. Self-doubt, like a stubborn weed, had choked her sense of worth.

Deciding a change of scenery might help, Luna grabbed a sweater and headed to the park. Sitting on the worn wooden bench by the lake, a calmness settled over her. Ripples from a gentle breeze danced across the water, mirroring the reflection of the willow tree swaying gracefully.

Suddenly, a loud "CLICK" startled her. An old man was fiddling with a rusty lock on a nearby shed. He chuckled, noticing her surprise. "Sometimes," he rasped, "the key isn't to get in, but to remind yourself of what treasures you already hold within."

Luna contemplated his words. Maybe she had been focusing on the wrong door? Perhaps self-love wasn't something to be attained, but a garden to be cultivated within.

Feeling a surge of determination, she packed a backpack and embarked on a solo hike the next day. The mountain, a formidable presence on the horizon, became her goal. The climb was arduous, her muscles screaming. Yet, with each step, she felt a sense of accomplishment bloom.

Reaching the summit, Luna gasped. The world stretched before her, a breathtaking tapestry of rolling hills and glittering lakes. In that moment, she felt a connection to something bigger than herself. The tiny worries that loomed large before now seemed insignificant compared to the vastness of the world.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the city in fiery hues, Luna returned home. The city lights twinkled like a million stars, mirroring the newfound spark in her eyes. She realized self-love wasn't about achieving perfection, but about embracing the journey, flaws and hardships.

Just like the sunflower reaching for the sky, Luna knew she would continue to blossom, her inner light illuminating her own unique path.

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