What if...?

 "Have a Heart" watercolor and pen and ink on paper (2017)

"Have a Heart" watercolor and pen and ink on paper (2017)

What If...?

What if I choose to believe I am not too much and I am more than enough?

What if I choose to believe I matter even if all I can do is show up?

What if I choose to believe that offering people the honesty of my face and heart is not a requirement or burden, but a gift I can give?

What if I choose to believe my body is beautiful as it is and I don’t have to starve it, sculpt it, or harass it for it to already be magnificent?

What if I choose to believe trust is earned, but to not give it away means living a lonely half-life?

What if I choose to believe a gift is just a gift with no strings attached?

What if I choose to believe what my body tells me, what the Spirit whispers, and what my heart already knows?

What if I choose to believe love does not come in limited quantities?

What if I choose to believe resting does not mean failure, it means I’m listening to what my body needs?

What if I choose to believe all I am required to do in this moment is breathe?

What if I choose to believe the words a beloved friend whispers… that I am magnanimous, beautiful, thought about... even loved?

How would believing all of that change the way I live, breathe, and stand in this very moment?