Morning Thoughts

Each day comes, bringing new challenges,
new joys, new pain.
Yet so often, I take on the present
with regrets from the past
and fear for the future.
And I pass blindly through the day,
stumbling for my strength
as I leave my truth behind.

Oft times the fear inside me
overwhelms my sense of security.
The fear of being rejected.
The fear of facing the pain.
The fear of letting go, and letting others in.

Then there are those times
I catch glimpses of things unseen
In the innocence of a child.
In the beauty of a flower.
In the reassuring embrace of a friend.

In those moments
I am reminded of the power of my truth to heal
And I find the courage to be vulnerable again.

Revised Aug 2, 2021