Friend, you are so much more than you believe. Deep breath. In and out. With each new breath take in something you truly love about yourself. Start small if you have to. Fill your lungs with love for yourself. Let that oxygenate your body. Let it join with your blood and become who you are, someone fully in love with yourself in the best ways. You are worthy of that love.
You are awake. You are alive. You are here in a new day. That’s already incredible. You’ve already accomplished some pretty hard things just to get here. I promise, the next breath will take care of itself. Let your body deal with breath, while you enjoy each new moment.
What I know is that not everyone will be excited to see you growing and healing. I know that not everyone is going to be on your side. You have to keep fighting and growing anyway. They don’t like it because they don’t understand how you can continue to survive. Your survival is your own. Your survival cannot be dictated by anyone else. Each breath is your choice. Choose it for you.
There is beauty in this world. I know how often it can feel like there isn’t. I know the feeling of the world closing in, but friend, I promise you the world is beautiful. Each sunrise, rainfall, bloom, snowfall, breath. Friend, the world is beautiful. I know, because you are in it.
Deep breath. With each inhale bring in peace. With each exhale let go of worry. Inhale calm. Exhale doubt. Inhale joy. Exhale pain. Let each breath release self-destruction into the floor. Be fortified by a new day. You are in control of today.
You are in control. Deep breath. Slow, even breath. You are in control. You control your actions. You control your thoughts. You control your feelings. You are in control. No one can take that from you. You are in control.
Deep breath. Slow, even breath. With each new breath bring in the strength of the past. Breathe in the stardust of centuries. Breathe in the power of trees. Breathe in the all that came before you. Release all of the hurt and fear and share with the air renewed hope.
Deep breath. Make a choice today. With each breath let go of hurt. Let go of pain. Let go of anger. Let go of resentment. Let go of all bad feelings. Some things are hard to release. That’s okay. It’s important to try. You are worth the effort.
You are empowered. With each breath you breathe in the same dust and air as Lincoln and Rosa Parks and Churchill and Joan of Arc. We are all stardust. Fill your lungs with history and strength and move forward.
Hi, life is hard, and I’m sorry. It can be so mean and confusing. Take a deep breath. Remind yourself of tiny things, good things, powerful things, loving things, kind things. With each new breath remember something good. Fill your body with all that is good. Let it move you. Let it motivate you.