Years ago, I carried much sadness, heart ache, and pain, over the struggles of life.
I wanted to let all the hurt go.
I tried to push it away, to pretend it wasn't there. I shut myself down, closed myself off from the world. I thought that was the only way to let it go.
This proved ineffective; I felt disconnected, numb.
So instead, I began to hold on. I held on as tight as I could to hope. I held on to music, to a grassy patch next to the lake. I held on to heart shaped rocks I would find on the ground. I held on to my journal, I held on to my blanket, my pillow. I held on to my cat.
But mostly, I held on to blind faith. I held on to Love.
The pain and sadness began to slip away. Of my heart, fear let go.
Hold on, friend. Today, give it all you've got. Not fear; it deserves none of your precious energy. Hold on only to this: Love.
With blessings, LOVE, and strength sent to you always, Steff