Today I am going to start a new path–
I’m flawed and failing and full of scars
but I will not allow those to define me again,
not on this new day.
I have spent months in hell,
and weeks in torments,
and minutes in doubt,
and seconds in terror…
No more today.
Today I will spend seconds breathing
and valuing breath for those who cannot;
I will spend minutes being thankful in my soul
for health for at least one more day–for those who are suffering;
I will spend my the hours seeking to have purpose and serve
for those who rely on me to do so…
And I will spend the day honoring life; for those who have been lost.