I WILL RISE OUT OF THE ASHES

…. 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

John 4:4

This is my prayer this morning as i woke up to another renewed sense of being and life– another day to reasonably live life in a different light today; anew; fresh– just like how the sun rises outside my window. It is the same sun that rises everyday- the same star that ends my darkness. But its rays create a different light through my window every morning. Different shadows. Different focus. It is never the same feeling every time I open my eyes to it. Some days, I am happy to be alive and eager to start again. Coffee in hand, I would breathe the new beginning offered outside my window. Other days I feel idle and ask to stay in bed for a little while more, snoozing the alarm to delay for 10 more minutes, thus missing the masterpiece of light dance at sunrise. I feel like my body is not strong enough, that I haven ‘t recuperated enough, that I need more time to just close my eyes and pretend dreaming is better than reality–just a little bit more and I will be okay. On other days, I just want to sleep the day away, escape the truth that is life, but in then always ending up defeated because I lost most of the day already–and my hunger for food is incredible then. But one thing is certain with each awakening, and that is the blessing of a second chance.

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