Challenge can be tinged with light.
It can be intoxicating, motivating, invigorating.
Reaching goals and dreaming the dreams.
It can help me keep persevering...
To keep pushing, striving and reaching.
Basking in the afterglow of achievement
Those challenges are life-giving and affirming
My challenge that is ever-present
Is that of growing in self-acceptance.
Silencing the inner critic who bullies
And keeps me swimming in self-doubt.
Demanding that I hide my light.
That I shine less...doubt more.
Challenge contains both... sun and shadow
There is not a predetermined result.
There is not an easy solution
Wrapped up in pretty pink ribbon.
However, challenge's root is always hope.
Believing that God-given strength and love
Will illuminate the dark challenge and win.
Linking up with Mama Kat this week.
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