It hurts the person who struggles with it
And it hurts everyone around them who are trying to help them through it.
It’s like a ripple that turns into a wave
Crashing down on the shoreline
And taking back with it whatever it can.
If you’ve ever experienced it, or know someone who lives with it,
I feel for you.
My heart aches for you.
It’s not easy.
But eventually whatever the wave took from the seashore
Shells are redeposited.
Sand is replaced.
It will be okay.
I promise you.
Take a step back from your surroundings
And try to see the bigger picture for what it is.
We are each a part of something bigger,
We each have a unique contribution to give to this universe, our home, our family.
It sounds trite, but some days it truly is okay to take it one breath at a time and