Today Was a Good Day, and Here's Why

Today Was a Good Day, and Here's Why poetry stories

amour "There is no great art without passion."
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Today's good day is brought to you be the not so simple task of learning to accept that joy and grief can coexist, if only we'll allow them to.

Today Was a Good Day, and Here's Why

Because I received some joyful new today,

That I'll be an aunt once more, to a beautiful niece come October. And I'm so incredibly excited to meet her,

But for a good few hours, I couldn't let myself be happy today...

Because today is also the birthday of an old friend, whose life ended before she really had a chance to live. She would've been twenty-two today.

And it all felt too heavy. I felt crippled by the grief.

But against my better judgement, I got out of bed. I chose to be productive.

I cleaned my house. I ate a grilled cheese sandwich. Completed small and simple tasks.

I allowed myself to breathe. To live. To let go of this weight that has ensnared me, for five long years.

I gave my grief to my God who is capable enough to hold it. Because I'm not strong enough anymore.

I decided that perhaps letting go doesn't negate all the grieving I've done. I determined that losing someone didn't give me permission not to have joy.

So despite the sorrow that this day carries on it's back, it actually turned out to be a pretty good day.

And I'm learning to be okay with that.

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