Stuck In The Woods
I know every cloud has a silver lining but its hard to see when it is raining. Sometimes all you can do is lower your head to keep the rain out of your eyes.
People like to call the breakthrough in life the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I have been hiking up hill for a very long to and have yet to see its end.
Life is difficult for me at this very moment. I'm making good choices and have come to term with my shortcomings. Realization is painful and so is growth. I'm learning to be more patient with myself. But, it seems it will take forever to clean up this debacle.
Somehow I know I have a chance. Somehow I know that warm sunny days wait ahead. I know that I will get out of this dark forest and find my way back to the beach. I will look back and remember the path from which I've come and remember the landmarks. Each rock, each barrier, each mud puddle I accidentally or purposely stepped into.
My shoes are soaked, I'm cold and tired and hungry for a better life. I can see the sun rising slowly even if it only an inch above the trees. I see it and I know it will fully rise again.
I do wish sometimes that life had a fast forward button. I am still grateful that it doesn't because these lessons however painful have made me who I am and will become.