When you cannot see yourself in the future

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When you cannot see yourself in the future and you can’t imagine how something beautiful can come your way, you will still be okay. Even before everything falls into place. Start with today. Start with how to see yourself today. Start in the margins of this very minute…for within it, there are dozens of seconds you did not plan for but, you have already lived. You have effortlessly collapsed in and out of them, and already loss track of them, like a billion endless bright stars in the dead of night, you cannot count every second, but they are all a part of your life, as countless stars are suspended in the sky. Even when you have no idea what could possibly be down the road and you have absolutely no idea how the rest of this year will go, you still have this second, and just like that, you’re already on to the next one. So keep going, just like that. Things are not perfect, but you are moving right along. Morgan Harper Nichols

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original dm that inspired what’s above

(unedited, aka: there are probably typos)

Hi! It’s totally okay, I don’t think you are rambling at all. I don’t know you, but I know that by reading your words you’re in a place where it seems like everyone has everything figured out but you. that’s a hard place to be, as you try to navigate to find grounding in a world that seems to spin on without you.

But just know that even if everyone else does in fact, move a little faster than you or smile a little more than you do and you’re always the one in the other room…so close, but not quite there…if you have ever laughed, if you have ever felt hope, if you have ever had peace…it is absolutely possible to have that again.

Even if the last time you were entirely carefree was a child so long ago that you can barely remember it, that laughter is still a part of you. Things may never go back to the way they were before but that does not take away from the beautiful truth hat there is still more in store.

I know it probably doesn’t feel that way at times like this, but I just hope in this season you can be encouraged to hold on to any little bit of memory or any little bit of feeling that reminds you of the peace and joy that runs like a river through your ever-beating heart. Because…it’s still there. It might not feel like it on days like this, but water-Living is still running…even here, there is more coming. Even here, there’s more ahead.

And if by some chance, you can’t see yourself in the future…and you can’t possibly imagine how you might see anything beautiful down the road at all, it’s okay. It’s okay to start with how to see yourself today. It’s okay to start in the margins of this very minute…for within it, there are dozens of seconds you did not plan for but, you have already lived.

You have already effortlessly collapsed into them, and then, loss track of them, like a billion endless bright stars in the dead of night, you cannot count every second, but they are all a part of your life…as countless stars are a part of the sky.

Even when you have no idea what could possibly be down the road and you have absolutely no idea how the rest of this year will go…you still have this second, and just like that, you’re already on the the next one. So keep going, just like that. Things are not perfect, but you are moving right along.

—Morgan Harper Nichols

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