Come running through the forest
of your thoughts
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,
and you still have permission
to roam free.
Roam free into the clearing.
Catch your breath.
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.
– Morgan Harper Nichols