Sometimes emptiness just creeps up.
When I feel empty,
But if I honestly look inside, what do I see?
I think of those I love and those who love me,
And my heart fills up.
When I think about what I want
But do not have,
I can look at what I do have,
Realize that I have more than I need,
Then my heart becomes so full that it overflows,
And I must share with others.
When I think of lies that I have believed, told, or repeated,
Particularly lies I have told myself,
I realize that I know the truth and lies melt like snow,
In the warm recognition
And my heart enters a new spring.
When I think of my disappointments, unrealized potential, and unrealized dreams,
I think that I hold today in my hand and that is itself a dream come true.
As my heart fills up, I know--
That the greatest lie I have ever told myself
Is that I am empty.