On those days,

when the weight of

broken dreams


broken hearts

seeks to break

your mind,

you soul,

your very being--




Stop.  Look.  Listen.

Take a walk.


Bring to mind a day you felt

light, strong, loved.


Remember those who have been nearly broken

and have made it through.


Know you are not the only one



And even though it doesn’t feel like it now,

you are stronger than you imagine.


This weight cannot crush you,

it can only make you stronger.