Updated: Jul 14
Change is one of the few constants that exist
Usually when I think of change, I automatically resist
But this Spring I have a new interest
For the best version of me–I will persist
As I look around, the signs are everywhere
What was once so cold, grey, and full of despair
Is now bright, clean, and a literal breath of fresh air
It’s as if God knew my limits and answered my prayer
I take my pup for a walk and mindfully look around
I see so many colors in the sky and on the ground
The birds chirping and the kids playing are a musical sound
The smells of barbeques, fresh grass, and damp earth are abound
The sunshine does wonders for my soul
It motivates me to get off the couch and go for a stroll
If feels so good on my face and makes me feel whole
I am finally getting out of the deep black hole
Like the flowers and buds that are growing, so am I
The kindness and compassion for myself will intensify
Beauty and imperfection co-existing will unify
To winter and to the old me, I say goodbye!
Thank you, B.L.G., for sharing your heart with us through your poetry.
I requested to share this with you because when reading her words, I remembered the transition in my own life from religious abuse to health and wholeness. We all have our own versions of a deep black hole, and my prayer is that we will all feel the sunshine on our faces again...those kind of rays that reach all the way to our souls, reminding us that God heals and restores.
May none of us give up on ourselves–may we all "persist," for we have not been given up on.