a creative encouragement project by Sarah J. Kass

Friday, October 10, 2014

More Than Just Getting By


People have sometimes told me that 'life is hard' 
As a way to frame things that have happen to us,
And describe what to expect in our futures.


But I choose to believe that Life 
Is not that way at all.  
 Life is the beautiful, 
Amazing and awe-inspiring experience of being alive.


 Life is the moments that make us draw breath, and remember we can breath at all.  Life is the things that prick our hearts and that teach us to run again like children.  Life is not dark, life is the moments in between the patches of darkness;  life is the amazing sunset you see on a day heavy with rain.  

So we do not have to accept it when people 
Respond to our dreams or our anguish by saying that
'life is hard'. 

 Because, yes, heartache and pain are hard.
Struggles will happen and things may occur that break our spirits and hurt our hearts in ways we Could never have imagined.
But whatever happens to us, whatever hardship,
Whatever the valley we walk through, whatever the darkness: 


There is Life within our bones,
And although we may have to wait a little while for the the storm to pass us,
It won't be long until our sky radiates with the sun's light again. 

S.J.