I stand on my own two feet
because I've learned that I can.
I've learned that there's strength within me
to stand whether I have support or not.
I pick myself up
because I've learned that it's okay to fall.
We may scrape our palms and knees,
but that doesn't make us weak,
it adds to our character.
I forgive myself
because I've learned that to continuously feel guilty
about something that cannot be changed
only keeps me miserable.
And to keep myself in misery is to not live at all.
I let myself be happy
because I've learned that we all deserve happiness
even if we have convinced ourselves that we don't.
It's not about waiting for happiness to embrace you
but about you embracing happiness
since no matter how much we yearn for it
we will never attain it unless we let ourselves.
I move forward
because I've learned that standing still
only leads to stagnation
and in stagnation there can be no progression.
I think of life
because I've learned that it's better to live life
than to fight it.
So I've stopped fighting and started living.