With Purpose and Grace

The year of letting go, of understanding loss. Grace. Of the word ‘no’ and also being able to say ‘you are not kind’. The year of humanity, humility. When the whole world couldn’t get out of bed. Everyone I’ve met this year, says the same thing ‘you are so easy to be around, how do you do that?’. The year I broke open and dug out all the rot with own hands. The year I learnt small talk. And how to smile at strangers. The year I understood that I am my best when I reach out and ask ‘do you want to be my friend?’. The year of sugar, everywhere. Softness. Sweetness. Honey honey. The year of being alone, and learning how much I like it. The year of hugging people I don’t know, because I want to know them. The year I made peace and love, right here. 

- Warsan Shire

Photo by Mike Pavlovsky

This spoke to me, this morning. I've been feeling frustrated with myself lately. With so many things about myself, so many questions. They've felt like a battle, when aren't they meant to be embraced?
To be experienced head-on, but also with patience?
I think this must be the art of making peace with yourself:
To accept where you've been and let it be, and to move forward with purpose and grace.


  1. Very touching to read today. Hugs.

    1. Hope you're having a beautiful end of Summer, Kristina!


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