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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

Slowly…

Determinedly…

Resolutely…

And with purpose,

The Healing Journey is not simply a process

It is also

a promise.

**Copyright 2011 by Carole Brody Fleet, Widows Wear Stilettos, Inc. and Viva Editions.  All rights reserved.

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Comment by hendrixx2 on October 6, 2013 at 9:27pm

Hi Morg,

Thanx for sharing....

Comment by Joyce on October 2, 2013 at 5:56am

Thanks for sharing this Janet!  I'll have to get the book.   I am moving forward very slowly.

Comment by Patience (Diane) on September 30, 2013 at 12:55pm

wow, speaks volumes. thanks for posting and Thank you Carole!

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