It was dark; at least that’s how it felt in her soul. Her heart had become swollen with unshed tears and she could feel it dying. It was losing the battle… It had been a great fighter when she was still young and filled with dreams, but with each blow, each disappointment, each regret it was growing quieter and quieter, and she could only hear its whispers in those brief and rare moments of hope and joy.
She wondered if she would ever see the light again. She remembered times when she would run freely through the fields of wishes when she knew that nothing was impossible, and not even the sky was the limit. She was friends with the stars, the sun, and the moon. She conversed with them and told them about her intentions and how she was going to live life to the fullest. And now she could no longer access their guidance or her heart’s wisdom. She was lost in a dark forest where the branches of should’ve, could’ve, would’ve had overgrown, suffocating her.
Right as she was about to take her last breath of hope and die, she heard her heart whisper, “Surrender and have faith.” She wasn’t sure if she had heard her heart correctly, but in that moment something awoke in her and she rose from within the shadows of the dark cavern that had become her life. She felt a glimpse of the warm sun on her soul and her heart burst into tears, exploding like fireworks, illuminating any remaining darkness that had been there for far too long.
In front of her a path with a sign that read, “HEALING.” Her heart had spoken to her again with a thunderous voice that shook the crows off the tree branches. She looked up at the sky and saw her friends the sun, the stars, and the moon as they all smiled at her. She knew she was not alone on her journey and that FAITH and TRUST traveled with her, and her heart would guide her every step of the way.