HAPPY DAY OF STRENGTH

3To those who are
living for,
longing for,
fighting for,
and searching for it.

To those who have
lost it
so recently
the shadow of it
still lingers
in the doorway.

To those who are
longing for it
so earnestly
the very thought of it
is both intoxicating
and cruel.

To those who have
found it
so completely
they simply can’t contain
the heart-pounding
joy of it.

To those who can’t
remember
how it feels to
actually feel it,
and those who are
desperately
watching it slip through
their fingers,
and those who have had it
savagely torn
from their arms,
and those who swear
they never want it
again.

To those who are
reeling
from the very first
head-spinning
sensations
of its blooming possibility.

To those who are
embracing
the hard work
and everyday ordinariness
of it.

To those who believe
they’ll never have it
the way they actually
want it.

To those who can
only seem to find it
from afar,
all star-crossed
and alone.

To those who aren’t
really sure
what it even is.

To those who have
discovered it
exactly in the place
where they thought
they never would.

And to all of us
who are struggling
to give it
to ourselves
and accept it
from others.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Did you know? The name Valentine means strength and capacity.

Happy Day of Strength, friends.

May your capacity be expanded in all the most gentle and beautiful ways.

xo

2 Comments

  • Julie

    Thank you so much, Nadalie! Strength and love to you!

     
  • Nadalie Bardowell

    This is just beautiful Julie! Thanks for sharing. Happy day of strength to you too!

     

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