I've been through a lot in my life.
I have felt a lot of hurt.
More than anyone should ever know.
Recently, I hit my breaking point.
Every day has been grey.
I fear I may have been heading toward depression.
Dipping my toes in.
Testing the waters.
I slipped and fell and couldn't get up.
I wanted to drown.
To stop the pain.
A battle raged inside of me.
I lost my joy and wanted it back but the pain would not allow it.
I would fight and gain my footing only to have pain grab my ankle and pull me down once again.
Last night I took a shower and breathed and prayed and mediated and thought.
This is what came to me.
A morning ritual.
Every morning I will wake up.
I will state this truth,
"Today is a new day."
and this truth,
"Every day I have choices."
Then I will choose.
This morning, it looked like this...
Today is a new day.
Every day I have choices.
Today I choose to live.
Today I choose forgiveness.
Today I will leave the past in the past.
Today I choose love.
Today I choose happiness.
I repeated this over and over.
I'm not perfect.
I've already slipped.
This time, I got right back up and chose again.
Today is a new day. What do you choose?
What will you choose for tomorrow?