Out of the Deep




i’m going to be honest here
and just say it
sometimes
life
just
sucks

the world is full of things
that aren’t so great
people lie
feelings change
and sometimes?

everything seems to just
c r a s h
and
b u r n

i can’t lie to you and say
that the world is all sunshine and roses
because
well
it isn’t

things happen that will make you feel
as though that beautiful heart of yours
your very soul
has been
s h a t t e r e d
into tiny pieces
and you don’t see
how
you’ll ever be able
to pick them back up

and in those moments
when you’re lying in the dark
and the thoughts are threatening
to choke you

gratitude?

it probably won’t be the first thought
running through that tangled up mind of yours

but let me tell you a
s e c r e t

this world that we live in?
the one that just broke your heart?

it’s full of so many beautiful things
so many beautiful moments

when you’re in the car
and the sun roof is down
and the music blares
as you pass too many trees to count

when you’re so deliriously tired
that absolutely everything is funny
and you find yourself laughing on the kitchen floor
at two a.m.
with your best friend on the other end of the phone
wondering why you’re still awake
but not minding a bit

when you wake up in the morning
and you roll over in bed
sun streaming through your windows
and you just lie there
because the day hasn’t started yet
and you’re at peace

when you turn the final page
of a book that just changed your life
and you sit in a daze
still lost in the world of those characters
that you never want to leave

when you take a bite of your favorite food
when the person you love wraps you in a big hug
when you pick a fresh flower
when a song you love starts to play

g r a t e f u l

so maybe
yes
sometimes
this world of ours
isn’t the happiest place

but those moments?
the little ones, where it feels like your heart could burst?
they come around more often than you might think

and even when you feel
like you’re drowning
those moments
can pull you out of the deep





-Grace Anne
of Totally Graced
Be sure to go check out her amazing blog and show her some tlc! she's awesome

                                 









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20 comments:

  1. This is beyond beautiful <3 <3 <3 I could cry because just YES. This is one of the biggest lessons I've had to learn.

    xx Eva

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    1. This comment made ME want to cry! Thank you so much, Eva. xx

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  2. This is beautiful!

    Also, fun fact: I was reading it, and before I even knew you wrote it, I was like: "yup. this is Grace Anne's." Your style is super loud, Grace Anne! :D I just absolutely love how it's so pretty and identifiable.

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    1. Thank you, Emily!

      Ahahaha, that's so funny! You are the absolute sweetest, oh my. :') Thank you!!!

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  3. This is so beautifully written. You're right, life isn't always cheery and exciting and perfect, but the beauty of those daily little moments, can really soothe the soul. Needed to be reminded of hope tonight. Thank you!! :)

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    1. Wow, thank you so much, Erin. That means so much to me. I'm so glad to have spread a little hope. :) <3 xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is amazing!!!! SO MUCH LOVE <333

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  5. Wow. That was amazing. I can't even form my thoughts completely that was just so awesome! Thank you, Grace!
    -Mikayla-

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much, Mikayla! This comment really made me smile. :) <3

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  6. This made me cry... Like genuine, real salty tears fell from my eyes and rolled down my cheeks leaving a trail for more to follow. It was exactly what I needed to hear. Incredibly, I stumbled upon this at just the right time. I'm so grateful for THIS. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

    Sara | Saralouisaxo.blogspot.co

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    1. Oh my goodness, Sara. Thank YOU so, so much. That means more to me than I can say. I'm so glad that I could share something that helped you. I LOVE YOU!!! xx <3

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  7. Grace Anne, I think you know why I teared up while reading this. Thank you. Too many feelings to even express right now. <3

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  8. i love love this, grace anne <3 this is beautiful.

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  9. I really really love this. ❤️❤️❤️ Also it kind of made me cry. its beautiful.

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    1. :''''') wowowowow thank you so much. casually crying it's fine. ❤️❤️❤️

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  10. GRACE ANNE JOHNSON OH MY GRACIOUS THIS. this is so good for me you're wonderful thank you.

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    1. OLIVIA YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE ME CRY OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS I LOVE YOU. <3<3<3 :')

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