in a minute
"she hadn’t always been this way – so utterly content within herself and at peace with life. it was something that she had come to be through both blood and tears.
for there was a time that simply surviving had
seemed impossible – a time when she had yearned for nothing more than the smallest ray of light to break through the clouds of her mind or for a flicker of warmth to spark up within her cold heart.
but looking back on all that she had overcome, she realized that it had been the rough times that had polished her and that she was stronger for all of life’s storms. she had come to understand that the only way to truly know happiness was not merely to expect it, but to work towards it by embracing contrast and learning to understand the necessity of pain.
and so her harmony came not through the complete absence of chaos, but in the realization that she was resilient enough to come back stronger from anything that she would endure." - becca lee