I am alive.
I say today.
As I think about surviving.
I choose to live.
To one year later.
Last year, January 15th, I made a promise to myself. To get help. And to live. January 15th, the day I choose to live.
I cannot believe that it has been one whole year later. Of me going through life. I never thought I would be here. But I took a breath. I decided to see more sunrises, sunsets. To hear more birds sing. To smell more gardens. To taste more snowflakes.
This was the year that I needed in my life. A year that made me who I am today. Through the lows, I found my highs. I found the people that made me feel like sunlight. I found life. I found courage. And I found pure happiness. The kind that makes me shed tears of joy. I now smell roses at all times and feel velvet covering my scars. I am here. And I am taking my coat off and staying a while.
You can survive. Not only that but you can live while doing so. Keep hope. Stay that one extra moment. You will not know the difference it will make. Breathe for a while longer. Stay, I know you can.