Okay, you can do this. People are people, and the only one you have any say over is you. Be the best you possible. Do not let the mindsets of others impact your own. You can do this. You are capable. You can handle this. You are in control of your mind and body. You can do this.
Listen, I know it gets dark. I know how hard things can be. You’ve seen some terrible things. You’ve lived some terrible things. You’ve heard some terrible things. I know, and I am so sorry. Know that there is good. There are moments and seconds and minutes and days filled with joy and peace. There are people who love you. There are kindnesses. There are strangers who hold doors. There are children who say goofy things. There are puppies. There are flowers. There are good things. Don’t let yourself lose sight of those moments. Treasure them. Let them carry you through the badness. You can get through this.
Dear one, take your time. Take all of the time you need. Healing isn’t a quick process. It’s slow and itchy. Trying to hurry it along won’t make it easier. Take your time. You have all of the time in the world. You can do this.
Friend, I’m sorry. Life has been hard. Life has been cruel. For all of its misery, you remain strong. You remain. Friend, you are so much stronger than you realize. Keep fighting. Don’t give into the darkness when you are made of so much light.
Deep breath. With each breath focus on bringing in peace and calm and contentment. Let your lungs fill with peace and calm and contentment. Let them populate your blood. Let that be what fuels you. You can do this.
Hello, friend. I love you. It is okay to get overwhelmed. It is okay to need to rest. It is okay to understand yourself and turn things down. It is okay to know what you need. Take care of yourself. You matter.
Look, you’re doing fine. Yes, some times heads and hearts feel like they’re going to explode. Yes, some times emotions run so high you can’t see anything. Yes, some times hurts go so deep they stop you from moving. That’s okay. It’s all okay. What’s good is that you are you, and you are wonderful. You really are doing fine.
Friend, here’s the thing. You’re doing great. You are. Listen, it’s hard. Being a person is hard. It looks like a lot of people have it easier. Maybe they do. It doesn’t matter. Your life is what you have, and you’re doing beautifully with it. Keep putting in the work. You’re worth that work. You really are doing great.