Nothing kicks you in the gut like the last
Bit of something important:
Last kiss, last hug, last breathe.
Today, you and I have taken one in the gut
From the start of the last quarter
Of a year that began three quarters ago.
When we had dreams and the light at the
End of the tunnel was as bright as mirrors
In a summer’s day.

Although we may be tempted to look back with our heart
Trapped in a storm of regret for opportunities we lost
And dreams that fell apart.
We should rather look deeper at
Those fireflies of small victories, unexpected miracles and
Relationships that blossomed.
See how this year has given us sunshine
Amidst the rain and there is more to come.

So don’t hang up your running shoes,
Put on your armour and make this quarter work
Because miracles happen in seconds
And there are millions of it left this year.