You tell yourself “I’m okay”.
And it really feels like you are.
You breathe in, and you breathe out.
You start to feel better about yourself. About everything.
And Just as you settle into a kind of tranquility, it happens.
A moment that offsets the balance that you’ve found.
And just like that, you’re back where you started.
Only this time, you struggle to say the words “I’m okay”.