The moment you forsake a lie to lay hold of truth;
The instant you realize you are precious,
Beautiful, lovable, talented, strong, full of promise;
You know you will never go back to the old way:
You have turned a corner and are different now.
The very day you decide you won’t repeat the past;
You will choose a healthier direction,
Bountiful, gracious, forgiving, good, filled with new adventure;
You enjoy making new discoveries each day:
Every turning point becomes so delightful!
In a world full of noise,
Where chatter and chaos reign,
I’ve learned to create a place
That is free from all the strain.
That oasis is within my soul
Where it can be protected;
It’s part of all that makes me whole,
Where my true self is reflected.
In places harsh and loud
Where a heartbeat can’t be heard,
I have learned to guard my soul
And to govern every word.
So that I live in solitude
To share with those around me
As a token of gratitude
For the peace and joy that ground me.