That’s all it took
to grow into your potential,
to go from timid to tenacious,
to open yourself to whatever comes next.
How, again, might you change between now and then?
What will appear to test your courage,
to strengthen your roots,
to enhance your beauty,
to allow you to bloom?
Note how you feel in this day, in this moment:
the stickiness, the somberness, the liveliness, the messiness, the happiness.
Return to yourself one week from right now.
Lift your face to the sun,
breathe in the sweet air,
hold on to your heart
and then close your eyes
till you see how much you’ve grown.
Bask in the glory,
yearn to see more.
Seven days from today,
you’ll be you – only better.
Repeat and rejoice 52 times a year.