A word recipe for confidence:


  1. Definition: the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust; feeling the truth about something; feeling self-assurance from an appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities

  2. Origin: Old French and Latin– belief in the good will; veracity; firmly trusting; bold; reliance on one’s own powers, resources, or circumstances


  1. Look toward the horizon

  2. At the new coming in like a tidal wave,

  3. As it approaches, do not brace,

  4. Open your arms, love it with the wide depths

  5. Of curiosity that live in you, like an endless well

  6. Let the warm water fill you, move the sand in the forgotten bones that ache,

  7. And notice, as it leaves, the grains that remain

  8. Have befriended you, re-building a tiny lighthouse long-abandoned,

  9. Guiding you to this, again, with confidence, you can say

  10. I am here; no matter the weather, in me, I am home.