I've mentioned my friend Louise Gallagher over at Recover Your Joy before. Her posts are wonderful medicine for weary, battered souls. Today she posted a poem written by her daughter Alexis at the age of 22, entitled "If I Could Lighten Up". It's one of the most wonderful, affirmative things I've read in a long time. I'm going to pass it on to my daughter, and my sister, and my friends. Stop by and read it for yourself, I'll bet you do the same!