Go gently today, don’t hurry or think about the next thing. Walk with the quiet trees, can you believe how brave they are—how kind? Model your life after theirs. Blow kisses at yourself in the mirror
especially when you think you’ve messed up. Forgive yourself for not meeting your unreasonable expectations. You are human, not God—don’t be so arrogant.
Praise fresh air clean water, good dogs. Spin something from joy. Open a window, even if it’s cold outside. Sit. Close your eyes. Breathe. Allow
the river of it all to pulse through eyelashes fingertips, bare toes. Breathe in breathe out. Breathe until
you feel your bigness, until the sun rises in your veins. Breathe until you stop needing anything to be different.
- Julia Fehrenbacher