there’s a lot in my head
and my heart right now.


i am filled with full.

the fullness of life.

its cycle.
and all that cycle holds.

the losses and grief.
the victories and joy.
the getting up and moving forward.
the serenity and peace.
the struggle and frustration.
the whole darn mix of everything.

i watch my mind.
sometimes it’s in the game.
sometimes it’s not.

i watch my heart.
sometimes it’s wide open.
sometimes not.

and the tears.
they seem to have a mind of their own.

and the magic that is everywhere when i look.

like the fact that someone just recently shared
the bone sigh ‘the challenge of living’ on facebook.
and because of that, i saw it.
and this morning i stopped to read it.
and knew it was meant for me right now.

and i couldn’t think of anything better to share today –

“to allow the sorrow and weight of life
and yet to dance with an easy and open heart.
to ache in your darkest depths
and yet to laugh from your light filled center.
to know the reality of humanity
and yet to believe in the magic of the stars.
to act with love in the middle of the fear
and to hold each moment as the gift that it is.
this is the challenge of living.”

the challenge of living