Thank You {Day 31 in 31 Days of Filling the Well}

I had envisioned a grand ending to my 31 Days series. An eloquent, epic finale to capture all of my discoveries along this winding road of healing. But today, the only words that I can find are: Thank you.

Thank you to every one of you who reached out, spoke up, lifted up, and joined in this journey. No matter what deeply compassionate words you spoke, the message you sent was “You are not alone. We are not alone.”

Filling the well from rock-bottom can feel like a lonely process. But the greatest power depression, doubt, and grief have over us is the ability to convince us that we are the only ones. This is a lie. This is the lie that keeps us at the bottom of the well. And every encouraging, empathetic word we speak to each other is a tiny weapon brandished in the face of this lie.

Thank you for creating the space to share these words. I cannot say it enough. Thank you.

One more joy-filled for each one of you.

For this dance we’ll move with each other.
There ain’t no other step than one foot,
Right in front of the other.

There’s so many wars we fought,
There’s so many things we’re not,
But with what we have
I promise you that,
We’re marching on.