In the dead of the night I awaken. Shivering, covered in an icy cold sweat.
Haunted by the dreams of a black nothing.
I rise from the usual comfort of my bed placing my bare feet on the cold wood floors. My body suddenly feels weak as I fall to my knees stunned by an unusual pain in my chest. I slowly crawl to the open window, struggling to feel a warm breeze upon my face.
Plashes of fear begin to parade in my mind as I get closer to the world outside of my room.
As I finally reach the forbidden window my fingertips grasp onto the safety of this box I have always been told to trust.
I close my eyes, take in a deep confident break, pull my weakened body up off the floor and open my eyes.
In a single moment my world turns upside down. tears begin to pour our of my eyes like a forgotten waterfall as I peer out in the world in front of me. At last the mask that has been blinding me has been removed and I can see the true beauty for the first time. I can feel the heat of the sun melt away my sorrowing hear. the energy of the wind entices me soul. I start to climb in this world and out of the window. I look over my shoulder and back in to the blackness one last time.
My heart is no longer fill with the fear of the unknown. Endless possibilities are calling me into their garden of adventure. I will no longer be held captive by the chilled touch of my nightmares.
Dreams, love, friendships, beauty. These are now the focus of my beating heart. With every breath I take I will remember how much greatness there is in the world. With every word I speak I will be thankful for this second change I have been given. I will learn to love with the force of a rushing river.
I will take the mirror my angel placed in front of me around this world, not only to help me remember my own worth, but to show others the greatness inside of them. Beauty is in all of us, surrounds all of us. Just open your eyes. Breath. Believe in it. Feel the warmth of faith. You will see it.