S3E5: I’ve Been Waiting For You
Hi, it’s been a while, but I’m back with a special episode. I, like many, have struggled a lot this past year. But I’ve found some wonderful help, I am so grateful.
I share all the details in this episode, and I also share a special poem:
I’ve been waiting for you.
It seems like years.
Take a moment and breathe.
Feel your feet on the ground.
The earth can hold you now.
Your work is done.
Let your eyelids rest.
And just breathe.
Did you notice?
You’re still here.
You’re still breathing.
Your heart still beats.
Open your eyes now.
Look around you.
Do things seem different?
That’s because you are different.
The sun seems to shine brighter.
The butterflies come out to greet you and birds fly by to say hello.
Did you feel that gentle breeze in your hair?
That was just for you.
You’ve been working so hard.
Now you can just be still.
It’s time to love yourself.
It’s time to allow hope to re-enter your life.
It’s about you now.
Your work is done. Don’t they have everything they need?
You’ve been given another chance.
Sip in the oxygen, then set your voice and your words free.
From this day forward, you will no longer hold yourself responsible for the happiness of others.
It’s time for you to live renewed.
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