November 30, 2022
If the mountain seems too big today,
then climb a hill instead.
If the morning brings you sadness,
it's okay to stay in bed.
If the day ahead weighs heavy
and your plans feel like a curse,
there's no shame in rearranging,
don't make yourself feel worse.
If a shower stings like needles
and a bath feels like you'll drown,
if you haven't washed your hair for days,
don't throw away your crown.
A day is not a lifetime,
a rest is not defeat;
don't think of it as failure,
just a quiet, kind retreat.
It's okay to take a momet
from an anxious, fractured mind;
the world will not stop turning,
while you get realigned.
The mountain will stil be there
 when you want to try again,
you climb it in your own time,
just love yourself 'til then.
Laura Ding-Edwards