I am calling the follow poem “Healing Journey”. It was written by Carole Brody Fleet and I wanted to share it. If you haven’t read her book “Happily Even After”, I recommend it.
As your journey forward on your healing journey, remember these words from “Happily Even After…”**
Whatever the path I choose to take on my Healing Journey,
It is my path to choose to take.
My path is unique because I am unique
And is therefore not subject to opinion.
I accept that I will make mistakes on this journey
For which there is no map and no direction;
No easy or quick way “out” or “through”.
I will have difficult days.
I will fall short of my expectations
and perhaps the expectations of those whom I love.
I will lose my way.
But I will find my way back.
I will chart my course and direction.
I will recover and learn from my mistakes.
I will have wonderful days that counter the difficult.
I will exceed my expectations
While discovering that those whom I love
Also love me…in return and without condition;
Expecting nothing more from me than I am able to give.
And while I know that the Healing Journey is a process,
As long as I am moving forward
And with purpose,
The Healing Journey is not simply a process
It is also
**Copyright 2011 by Carole Brody Fleet, Widows Wear Stilettos, Inc. and Viva Editions. All rights reserved.