I recently stumbled upon the work of musician and story teller, Morgan Harper Nichols, and am so glad that I did.

One particular quote stood out to me, especially after a range of conversations with family and colleagues.

When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here.

They are not accidents, and those moments weren’t in vain.

You are not the same.

You have grown and you are growing.

You are breathing, you are living, you are wrapped in endless, boundless grace.

And things will get better.

There is more to you than yesterday.

I don’t know how this year is going for you so far.

Hopefully, it’s full of blessing and joy and satisfying work, but for many people at the moment, it’s been more of a struggle.

My prayer for you today is that you are able to see that there is more to you than yesterday.

So much more.

Keep growing.

Keep turning up.

We’re going to be OK.