Holding Sunshine

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“She caught the sun rays in her hands and hid them in her pocket.” – Terri

Holding Sunshine

Fiction. Based on a true stepping into the light


This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255.

Eventually you come to a place
Where you can stop and look back
At how far you’ve come
And take in your surroundings.
Everything looks different against
The light of day.
The shadows aren’t always that scary
And the mountains aren’t always that large.
Come out into the sunlight
You’ve spent too long in the dark.
You can’t grow in the darkness.
You are a creature of light
Called to shine and radiate.
Let the tears dry in the daylight.
You don’t have to hide anymore.

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