breathe in, breathe out
let's not get ahead of ourselves
or try to rewind
because all we are left with
is but a mere selection, all to hold onto--
of words spoken,
the laughter shared,
and dreaded departures
soon will fade into distant memory
here we may be with weary hearts and tired souls
all we know is grief and sorrow
anxiety holding us back
not knowing what's ahead
a searching for self
trying to remember who we are
in the mess and chaos
but remember the grace that brought you here
and by grace may your new year be of renewal
may it be full of joy amidst trials
and may peace guard out anxieties.
that your soul may find truth
and be restored.
find life in new conversations
take new risks, trust in the unknown.
and about all, love.
love unconditionally in deed and word
love with a heart fuller than before
most importantly, live life loved.