When my sister says she’s “good”
But I know she’s not
Because her eyes say “I’m drowning”
I don’t press her with questions
I give her a bear hug and tell her she is amazing and that she is beautiful.
When my best friend is feeling lonely Although she rarely admits this
But best friends are made to know
I bombard her with my love every way I can.
I keep her busy with so many pictures and messages,
Hoping for even a moment
She will feel my spirit right next to her.
When my uncle tells me he’s devastated at unexpected turns in his life
When his voice is quite
I remind him I am here.
I remind him he is loved.
I send him hilarious funnies.
I know they make him laugh
and laughter is healing.
Now his sad face is turned toward the sun
and his belly is shaking from the silly part of life.
When I come to a valley and the way ahead is unknown and scary.
My uncle goes to mass just to pray for me.
He checks on me
He reminds me he is here.
He selflessly asks “how are you”
He listens as I tell him.
My best friend stands strong like a warrior
She reminds me that I am one too.
She insists on being the sunshine
even giving cover to the moon.
She lists all the reasons why everything’s not “going to be ok”
but it’s gonna be awesome.
I feel her tugging on my heart-
She won’t ever let me forget she’s there.
My sister pushes me where I’m too afraid to go.
She reminds me of all the times I’ve done it before.
She took me cliff jumping and she went up with me so I wouldn’t be alone
She loves me
She will show up
She will stay
She won’t ever let me give up-
It’s not even an option
because I’ve already done it.
Before a big day when they know I’m nervous,
My sister sends me jaw dropping pictures to distract me,
My best friend sends me inspiring quotes to empower me,
and my uncle sends me a funny picture because no matter what, it’s the one that alway makes me laugh…
And laughter is our healer
Feels so good to be loved on and feels even better to love on others because active love is healing and we all need a little of that. :). -Kristin