SMILE while CRY…

SMILE while CRYING
In the midst of the thunder, the lightning, the brimstone and the fire… I choose to pause, breathe and appreciate the rainbow within. Rain drops are after all, a blessing… and the shock of burning urges us to wake up, remain present, grow and heal.

Taking a moment to pause everything around me… all my unfulfilled responsibilities, all my insecurities, the weaknesses that continue to surface and smile in my face… and the painful memories that all seem to return as a gang of tormentors… I smile.

I sit still and smile, because I can. In all that has happened and all that I have experienced. I still stand and laugh and love freely and deeper than before… afraid, yet faithful that it matters more to just be than to be (too) careful.

I CHOOSE LIFE.

in the midst of what may perceptively FEEL like a thousand deaths repeated and coming to crescendo,

I CHOOSE LIFE!

in the midst of knowing the errors in my ways and the flaws in my intentions

i choose life.

inner freedom is worth bearing the invisible shackles of public ‘impression of degradation’

they will see what they want to see whether or not we look at it ourselves…

be true to the greatest good of you and your light will be revived

SMILE radiantly because you are…

just because you are.

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