It can be hard to find hope when you’ve been through torment
When life feels bleak and hopeless
And you’re tired of everything.
It can be so very hard to hold on to hope.
Yet you manage to keep going
You find the grit and strength to keep on pushing forward
To show up for yourself.
You push on through the darkness.
Through the feelings of despair
There’s someone, or there’s something, that tells you it’s worthwhile.
That you shouldn’t give up yet.
That you must cling on to hope.
And then, one day, it happens
The ice begins to melt
The sun’s rays start to warm you
You feel your heart again.
You find that you are weeping
Because it’s been so hard
But though it’s been a nightmare
“One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through, and it will be someone else’s survival guide.”