Beginnings

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Copyright 2016:  Kati Bergman

It seems everyone believes
the cycle of life ends in winter.
Days are shortened
as the crisp cold steals
motivation from movement
the pace falling, falling away
into sleepy stillness.

But life also begins in winter.

Life begins in sleepy stillness.
In the quiet cold we begin to find
motivation for movement,
and as the winter wind warms
the growing days
we discover ourselves bit by bit,
blossoming in the spring
and entering the cycle
as life breathes into everything.

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Midweek Motivation

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Copyright 2016: Kati Bergman

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,
a little tougher.
The wait lasts a little longer-
the burn remains,
the ache sustains-
but you learn to refrain
from acknowledging the pain.
From here on out,
there’s only gain.

What doesn’t kill you
makes you more alive.
You learn exactly what it takes to thrive,
how much effort second chances take,
and how, no matter what, you have to try
There are no limits.
The wings you’ve grown don’t recognize
where the stars begin or the end of the sky.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Now it’s time to fly.