Posts tagged Survivor
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.



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.


to wake up falling

she knows

all too well

how it feels:

to wake up falling

never knowing

where you’ll land,

to start unraveling

never knowing

where you stand,

but now

With the same exact hands she used

to wipe tears from her eyes,

she stands tall

on the mountain now

and lifts them high to the sky

as she inhales and exhales

“it is well, it is well,

after all that I have lived,

I know I have

a story I will tell.”


This is your story

this is your story;

through all of the lows

and all of the glory,

somehow, even here,

you have risen to this moment

second after second

you have done more

than survive

you have shown

to others

and yourself

what it means

to alive,

deep within the lowland

through the pain of the unplanned,

somehow, you found peace

in what you did not understand.

— Morgan Harper Nichols