You remember
stories untold

I can feel them
in your every exhale

It breaks my heart
all the pieces of you
I will never know

But I will wait
on the doorstep
of your love
for the opening
I know
comes when you

When you
remember to remember
the story you held
most dear

Well before
the reality
they force-fed you
became your truth too

And the tender
tiny pieces
of who you
used to be
and everything
once shattered
becomes something

Like a stained glass window
you can only
see light through

The bluntness
of what broke you
becomes the very richness
they celebrate
seeing in you

And all the edges
left sharp
sparkle brighter
in contrast to the
you once thought
was all they
wanted from you

And we learn
that it isn’t
being flawless
that makes us
but rather
how we choose
to weld ourselves
back together

How we choose
to put the pieces
just so
with care
and attention

Always knowing
once broken
we could break again

But this just means
we get to make
more art
you and me
This just means
we get to put
our parts back
together again

And endings
become beginnings

So whether
you’re alone
or in love
this is the start
of something new
a celebration of 35 years true
or the day you recognize
this isn’t the person for you
let’s be tender
let’s be kind
let’s make sure
we extend
just a little more today

Because while this may
just be another
Hallmark Holiday
any day that celebrates love
is a special day
in my book

May you love

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.