Things are hard – harder than they’ve been in ages.

But I’m patient, I’m dedicated, and I’m not giving up.

When people ask me how I got through these years I’ll tell them, It was my deep inner strength, and they won’t believe me but I’ll smile at them anyway because at least I know it’s true.

This was written in response to Maya Stein’s Tri-Writing prompt: What are your favorite tools? Tell us in 3 lines.