I saw this poem a while ago online and it really impacted my heart. The author is unknown but if anyone knows who wrote this, please let me know!
I do not define myself by how many roadblocks have appeared in my path.
I define myself by the courage I’ve found to forge new roads.
I do not define myself by how many disappointments I’ve faced.
I define myself by the forgiveness and faith I have found to begin again.
I do not define myself by how long a relationship lasted.
I do define myself by how much I have loved and been willing to love again.
I do not define myself by how many times I have been knocked down.
I do define myself by how many times I have struggled to my feet.
I am NOT my pain.
I am NOT my past.
I AM that which has emerged from the fire.