16 - For the girl who feels as if she is stuck while everyone else is moving forward

Though you are standing still,
you are not in stagnant waters.
Living water rushes wild
all around your planted feet,
and even here, you are growing,
and day by day, you will see,
it is a process to become
who you are becoming,
but you are nowhere near
as far behind
as you told yourself you’d be.
So stand here, and grow here,
tall and strong in the Sun
and realize that in time
you’ll be where you need to be.
-Morgan Harper Nichols