The Mountain

If a mountain seems too big today
then climb a hill instead.
If the morning brings you sadness
it’s ok to stay in bed.
If the day ahead weighs heavy
and your plans feel like a curse,
there’s no shame in rearranging,
don’t make yourself feel worse.
If a shower stings like needles
and a bath feels like you’ll drown,
If you’ve not washed your hair for days,
don’t throw away your crown.
A day is not a lifetime
a rest is not a defeat,
don’t think of it as failure,
just a quiet, kind retreat.
It’s ok to take a moment
from an anxious, fractured mind,
the world will not stop turning
while you get realigned.
The mountain will still be there
when you wan to try again,
you can climb it in your own time,
just love yourself til then.

-Laura Ding-Edwards

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1 Response to The Mountain

  1. Jules says:

    Wow. I really needed to hear that today. Thanks for sharing ❤️

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