When a hundred miles stand in the way
Of where I am and who I want to be,
I cannot leap the distance all at once,
But I can take one initial step.
When I must traverse a swamp of broken dreams
Before I arrive at a destination of healing,
I cannot shortcut my way through the pain,
But I can take one excruciating step.
When I must climb up the mountain of resistance
To reach a place of hope on the horizon,
I cannot transport myself to the top,
But I can take one elevating step.
When my heart is sinking in life’s quicksand
And the only way out is to reach for a hand
I cannot force myself to accept help,
But I can take one step,