For You, When You Feel Like There’s No Hope

Blooming doesn’t happen overnight, dear friend

Megan Minutillo
2 min readOct 21, 2021
Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash

When you feel like there’s no hope, I would urge you to stop for a minute. I would encourage you to stop for a minute, and close your eyes, and take a deep breath. Permit yourself to stay still as that breath reaches every cell in your being. Let your breath steady you as you exhale, too. When you feel that air rushing out of your lungs, I hope you remember that you are a miracle. There were thousands of things that had to go right in nature and the stars and in the hearts of the people who made you bring you into this world — and that is amazing.

You are amazing.

When you feel like the overwhelm is suffocating you, and the to-do list is piling up, and you feel as if you cannot seem to catch a break, I hope you take five minutes to go outside. Feel your feet standing firmly upon the ground. Look up at the sky — and take in the beauty of the sun, the stars, the moon, or whatever is hovering above you at that moment. Remember that the world is still turning, the sun is still shining, and the ocean is still churning — and water and sun and the fertile ground beneath your feet are what lets the seeds of hope bloom.

And blooming doesn’t happen overnight, dear friend.

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Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.