Hello, fighter. Yes, you. The one holding back tears as you are fed lies. The one standing up for yourself. The one standing up for those who need help. The one doing your very best. The one doing your very middlingest. The one trying. You’re incredible. You are incredible. Keep fighting. You are worth that fight.
Oh friend, be kind. Not just to others. You do that so well. Be kind to yourself. Show yourself the same patience and love you show even to strangers. You deserve that kindness. The love you show to others, to those closest to you, add yourself to that list. You deserve that love. It is okay to love yourself. It is good to love yourself. You’ve been taught it isn’t. I’m telling you, it is.
Warrior, you’ve fought and you’ve struggled. You’ve done so much. You’ve conquered so much. Today is just another day. You’ve done thousands before. You can handle this one. Today has nothing on your strength and power. You can do this day.
You are powerful. You are bold. You are strong. You are more than you realize. You can do this. You have all that you need inside you, right now. This situation was made for you. Use it entirely. Conquer it. Claim it. Embrace it. Do what you need to do. You can do this. You are powerful. You are bold. You are strong.
Deep breath, friend. It’s going to be okay. Might not be right now, but it’s going to be. Deep, even breaths. It’s going to be okay. You’re going to be okay. You are okay. This exact moment, you’re okay.
Dear one, so much is outside of your control. Breathe deep into yourself and embrace what you have. Exhale your need for control. Worrying cannot save you. In a week you won’t remember what you were worried about. Breathe in peace, exhale worry. You are in control of your mind and heart and body.