Give Yourself Permission

Give yourself permission

to write a poem — everyday.

Give yourself permission

to come in DFL — dead f’n last.

Give yourself permission

to forgive yourself — to let it go.

Give yourself permission

to ask questions — and let it be unanswered.

Give yourself permission

to be good — and less than perfect.

Give yourself permission

to cry like a baby — to care deeply.

Give yourself permission

to laugh, to smile — and be happy.

Give yourself permission

to be wrong — and admit you’re wrong.

Give yourself permission

to be kind — because it costs nothing.

Give yourself permission

to be proud — but not pretentious.

Give yourself permission

to forgive — and maybe forget.

Give yourself permission

to be different — to be yourself.

Give yourself permission

to fall in love — and fail.

Give your self permission

to be down — but not out.

Give yourself permission

to quit — to rest — and to come back.

Give yourself permission

to feel loss — and to feel joy.

Give yourself permission

to not care — about things that don’t matter.

Give yourself permission

to say no — and to say yes.

Give yourself permission

to do nothing — to meditate or not.

Give yourself permission

to be bored — and to be creative.

Give yourself permission

to be a friend — and to say goodbye.

Give yourself permission

to sleep — to dream.

Give yourself permission

to go for it.

Give yourself permission

to make mistakes — and get messy.

Give yourself permission

to fall — and get up again.

Again and again.

You don’t have to ask…