Writing: When I doubt

When I doubt; when I feel unsure; I remember when I was given kindness. As I stand on the precipice of decision; The moment stretches into eternity; I force myself to take another breath; I remember who is the hero of the story. It isn’t me. It isn’t you. It is us. Plural. The stranger frightens me until I remember They are a friend I haven’t made yet. The dragon looms monstrous and evil to defend the princess from her kidnapper. It isn’t me. It isn’t you. It is us. Plural. Today I am the supportive teacher. I will help someone else rise higher. Today I am the guardian at the gate. I will keep out the wolves and the night. As I look into the face of the poor; I listen to a tale of global woe; I wait in line behind a crying toddler: I remember who is the hero of the story. It isn’t me. It isn’t

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