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The Journey

Gwendolyn Young-El works with our Outreach Coordination Center.

In this new way of life, I am taught to strive for progress

Not perfection.

And so far I want to think I am headed in the right direction.

When I look back and see how far I’ve come.

I realize in my heart that just when I thought my life was over,

It really had just begun.

After I put down the drugs, and didn’t know how I was going to cope.

Amazingly, I was given two things, Faith and Hope.

There is a driving force that compels me to be.

A power that is far greater than me.

So when I don’t know what to do.

I ask for guidance and strength to get me through.

And just when I think it’s over, and I can’t do no more.

That power that surrounds me, leads me to an open door.

A renewed strength comes over me, such a positive, motivating force.

And it reminds me that hey, you have a choice.

So I choose not to give up, I trust in the powers that be.

And stay on this journey, that is chosen for me.