She is choosing to believe things will come together in the way they were meant to
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Perhaps there is still time for things to come together in the way they were meant to. Perhaps on the other side of your early mornings and late nights, and “what ifs” and wonder-whys, there is a range of mountains that lead to sea where will you find endless, boundless peace, and be reminded that after everything that went wrong, you were being guided all along, right where you were meant to be.

There are so many things that have not gone according to plan, and it is absolutely understandable if you feel a little disheartened here, but I just hope you know that as long as you are still breathing, you are free to choose to believe, even though tomorrow is unknown, you can still hope for better things.

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More tomorrow...  Sincerely, Morgan Harper Nichols


More tomorrow...

Sincerely,
Morgan Harper Nichols

When you remember much more than you want to,
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When you remember

much more than you want to,

and the pain of it all

still finds you,

I hope you know

that nothing

in the past

can strip you

of the strength rising

like the dawn within you.

Because after the longest nights

and the loneliest mornings,

you kept going anyway.

You found hope

and radical courage

and you are not the same.

Nothing in the past

can you hold you back

from who are you becoming today.

– MHN

There are so many times where we long to forget the past, but it seems that our brains just won’t allow us to. It seems that no matter how hard we try, we cannot erase those memories. We cannot stop those triggers from reminding us of our pain over and over again. There may not be an easy way to walk through this, but this is still true: the pain of it all may seem to follow you, but it does not have the ability to define you. It may be a part of your story, but it is not the whole story. It  is not how the story ends. Through all of this, you have gathered courage and you have found hope. You have learned how to keep breathing even when you felt like you could not go any longer. And I just hope you know, when you look at the whole story, those are the beautiful things that outshine the darker days. For now matter how lonely the nights have been, strength is still rising like the dawn within you.

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Empathy

Empathy:

“Let me

hold the door for you.

I may have

never walked

in your shoes,

but I can see

your soles are worn,

your strength is torn

under the weight of a story

I have never lived before.

Let me hold the door for you.

After all you’ve walked through,

It’s the least I can do.”

— MHN

Collapse into the clearing of grace

Come running through the forest

of your thoughts

and collapse

into the clearing of grace.

Run through the wilderness

of who and what did not want you

and realize there is freedom for you

to still want better things.

It is okay to dream better dreams.

Even if what you lost

seemed to be everything.

Because the truth is,

you were always made for more.

You were always made to carry on

through the worst of things,

gathering all the strength you would need

to be who you are today.

Even when you were hurt along the way.

Even when you felt like a prisoner

in your very own mind, by grace,

you survived

and you still have permission

to roam free.

Roam free into the clearing.

Catch your breath.

Fall.

Rest.

Begin again.

You are allowed to do that.

You are allowed to want more

than these current feelings

and out in the clearing,

you are allowed to find healing.

— MHN

amidst the things that have not made sense

Even amidst the things that have not made sense, I hope you can see there is grace for this: glorious unmerited favor that sustains your soul, even when you don’t know how things are going to go. You are working so hard right now and you are giving so much, so take a deep a breath, step full into grace and do not give up. One day you will look back on days like this and see that even in all of those things that made absolutely no sense, you made it through, because all along, there was grace for you. — MHN

Even here, in the wild, there is wellness for the soul.

Even here,

in the wild,

there is wellness

for the soul.

Even when you are tired

and out of breath,

and you have felt

that if you keep giving,

you would have

nothing left,

take heart,

for there’s a river

deep within the wilderness,

where the water runs wild

and the soul finds rest.

Slowly and gracefully,

the dried soul is replenished,

and even on the days

when you have been dealt

a weary toll,

even here,

in the wild

there is wellness

for the soul.

— MHN

Even here, you are alive.

Even here, you are alive. Even in the wild of things you have done more than just survive. You grew. You grew a year older. You exhaled more breaths than you thought your body could bear. You have felt yourself drowning but somehow, you came up for air. All by grace: glorious unmerited favor and you didn’t have to do a single thing to deserve it. It’s for you. And even in you can’t make sense of why you feel this way, from yesterday alone, you are not the same. And it’s okay if things take time. If it takes time to be okay. It’s a journey you’re on. A journey marked with is grace. — MHN

When you start to feel like things are taking longer than they should

When you start to feel like things are taking longer than they should, remember the mountains that you already climbed that you never thought you could. Remember the miles you traveled when you were weary every step. Remember how you were able to gather strength that reminded you that you were not finished yet. Remember how you kept on believing when you could have given up. Remember that beautiful things take time. And grace will be enough. — MHN

your progress has not been overlooked

You have already made it through so many things and even though you still have a long way to go, your progress has not been overlooked. I know sometimes it seems that people are looking straight through you, but please know that even here, you are seen. Your light still shines. You may feel it grows dim at times, but even in the shadows you will grow. May today be the day you carry on knowing that no matter how hard this gets, you are still right where you need to be. And though you cannot see how it unfolds just yet, in time you will make it there. — MHN

Embrace the journey

You are on a journey of learning and discovering what it is that you want to do, and who it is that you want to be, and while this may you leave you with questions of wondering if you are doing all the right things, may you know that deep within your soul, you already have what you need: to carry on with courage, and hope, and the audacious belief that even though you are still learning a lot of things, every step you take, by grace, truly means something. And no matter what the next few years of your life look like, if you keep your eyes ever-turned to what is greater than you, you will look back and see that this journey you were on was honest and true. And not because things were perfect or because you always knew what to do, but because you learned to trust and believe that no matter the wildwood you found, you were going to make it home. You were going to make it where you needed to be, all because of days of like this, where you decided to embrace the journey. - Morgan Harper Nichols

Hold on to the memories of the many miles you have traveled

Hold on

to the memories

of the many miles

you have traveled

just to make it to this place.

and how even in the chaos of it all,

there is still plenty of room

on this open road

to dream and be free

within the grace

that has carried you this far.

Through every high and low,

be grounded in the Love

and the beautiful Truth:

there is still more road,

more journey, more story,

more to you.