gratitude, so much gratitude

Feeling so much gratitude in my heart
For this life
This moment
For getting here
It wasn't always easy, but it was always worth it
And along the way I was grateful for each step
Even when there was heartache and struggle
I was grateful to be feeling it
To be fully alive, standing on the edge
Seeking, striving, learning, knowing

And today I stand here
Stronger than I was then
Wiser, braver, and still learning
Each and every day
I show up
My heart on my sleeve, seeking out joy
Leaning into what moves me
Not holding back, but taking the leap and going for it
Grateful for the opportunity
And welcoming with open arms the unknown path