Deep breath. Let’s do another one. Hear me, friend. There are so many things that are not your fault. There are so many things you know were out of your control, nonetheless you’re still blaming yourself. You’re still taking responsibility. Friend, let go. Deep breath, let go. Let go of the blame and anger and shame. You are more than things that have happened to you. You are so much more.
Hey. Listen to me. This, like you, is important. You are beautiful. Your persistence and determination are beautiful. Your work is beautiful. Your fight is beautiful. Your rests are beautiful. Your strength, joy, hurt are beautiful. Your heart is beautiful. Your mind is beautiful. Your body is beautiful. That body of yours is fighting to keep your here. It wants you to keep going, and so do I, beautiful one.
You are doing so well, my friend. You are powerful and prevailing. You are moving forward, even when it doesn’t feel like it. You are doing such beautiful and important work, and I promise you are worth that time.
Deep breath. Slow, even breaths. Take action right now. Whatever that needs to be. Trust yourself. Trust your instincts. Act. Maybe that action is running forward with a plan. Maybe it’s taking a step back. Whatever you need to do, do it. You’re ready.
Deep breath. Think of all that you’ve accomplished, even the smallest things. Today you are breathing. You made it through yesterday. Today is a whole new day for you to be proud of yourself. Look at all you’ve done and how far you’ve come. It’s okay to be proud of yourself. It really is. In fact, you should be so proud of all that you’ve done.