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๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ MERMAID REVENGE ~

ฮคHE fairies play on the beach at night; I see them dance in the misty light; They weave their garlands of seaweed strands; with plows of silver, they plow the sands In dimpled furrows and tiny dells For a fairy harvest of colored shells.

I may not join them. I sit on the rocks Combing my beautiful moon-gold locks, Spreading them out on the breast of the tide In a dappled pathway shimmering wide, Where all the fairies that ever there be Might come a-dancing over to me.

I sing my songs, but they do not heed; they will not come. They are wise indeed. I would gather them close in my golden snare, drag them down in my web of hair, Nor all the magic that ever might be I Should charm them back from the depths of the sea.

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FIRE ~

I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen, of meadow flowers and butterflies in summers that have been;

Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were, with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair.

I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be when winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see.

For still, there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring, there is a different green.

I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago, and people who will see a world that I shall never know.

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WISDOM ~

Trauma forever changes usโ€ฆ This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as “getting over it.”

The five stages of the grief model mark universal steps in learning to accept loss, but the reality is, in fact, much bigger: a significant life disruption leaves a new normal in its wake. There is no “back to the old me.” You are different now, full stop. This is not a wholly negative thing. Healing from trauma can also mean finding new strength and joy. The idea of healing is not a papering-over of changes to preserve or present things as usual. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life warts, wisdom, and all with courage.

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KINDNESS & WISDOM๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ

Tomorrow is not promised. Not a single second or minute is. So, live for today. Keep the promises you make. Take action on the things you desire and need. Remind those that matter to you that they are loved, and you are grateful for them. Never leave someone you care about on unfavorable terms. Give more than you take. Make the calls you’ve been telling yourself you’ll do ‘tomorrow.’ Let the small shit go. Never go to bed angry. We will all die one day, so learn to live each day with the promise to yourself that it’ll be better than yesterday.๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป