Look into yourself
Picture a shelf of very fine wood,
Properly stained and varnished.
The wood is expensive and beautiful\
And you can see its flowing grain.
But today it has a coat of dust.
You take your finger and trace a word in the dust,
So that the letters are clearly seen in the beautiful wood.
Is allowing yourself to trace your future,
Through the dust of failure, disappointment, and sadness
To see that future written in a manner
That reveals the beauty at your core.
As you remove the dust,
You will wish to polish it to its natural brightness.
Now picture the future of that shelf
Stacked with your finest stories.