“Amidst the darkness, was the single ray of light that gave my life meaning.
It was the heart beating, fighting, even when everything was falling apart.
It was my eyes opening to the sound of my alarm, my mind suddenly jerking into consciousness.
It was my body working, even when the mind tries to refuse.
It was the sound of the birds chirping on a sunny morning.
It was hope. There was hope.
I had hope.
And for the first time, I felt alive again.
And everything suddenly felt like I was doing it for a reason.
I found hope.
And hope was you.
I found hope in you.”
~ Chantal Louise Calingasan