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The Mountain

If the mountain seems too big today,
Then climb a hill instead
If the morning brings you sadness,
It's okay to stay in bed.

If the day ahead weighs heavy
And your plans feel like a curse,
There's no shame in re-arranging,
Don't make yourself feel worse.

If a shower stings like needles,
And a bath feels like you'll drown,
If you haven't washed your hair in days,
Don't throw away your crown.

A day is not a lifetime,
A rest is not defeat,
Don't think of it as failure,
Just a quiet, kind retreat.

It's okay to take a moment
From an anxious, tired mind.
The world will not stop turning
While you get realigned.

The mountain will still be there
When you want to try again,
You can climb it in your own time,
Just love yourself 'til then.

Laura Ding-Edwards


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