You are strong. You are so much stronger than you realize. I only wish for your sake you did not have to keep proving this to yourself. We never feel strong when things feel like they’re crashing around us, but you continue to come out on the other side. Friend, that’s amazing. You continue to come out on the other side. You continue.
Warrior, some days the fight never ends, the fight for your survival, for a voice, to be heard, to be understood. Those fights seem endless, and maybe they are. I can’t promise they aren’t. So let yourself rest. You’re already so strong, but you’re so much stronger when you take care of your body and mind. It is okay to rest. Whatever that looks like, whatever form it is you need. Let yourself rest, and when you’re ready, get up and continue the fight, warrior.
Friend, some people, some lives seem to take more work than others. That’s okay. You’re not a lazy person. You’ve clawed and struggled and scraped, and still you are here. That’s incredible. People around you may appear stable or like they have it all figured out, but it’s possible they simply don’t want to put the work in and are content to be miserable. You, friend, are not content being miserable. You continue to work to live and to grow, and that, friend, is a beautiful thing.
Friend, you’ve come so far. You’ve grown. You’ve learned. You’ve healed. People will not always be happy for you for this. You’ve put in the work. You continue to work. Remember, you aren’t healing for them. You’re doing this because you want to, because you know you need to. That’s incredible.
Dear one, you have come such a long way. It’s okay to acknowledge when you need rest. It’s okay to let yourself have that rest. Long treks take an awful lot out of us. That’s normal. With some rest you can continue to make this incredible journey. It’s going to lead you somewhere magnificent. I can’t wait to see how far you go.
You are strong. You are stronger than your circumstances. You are so much more than your circumstances. You are still here. You continue. You’re growing, even when it doesn’t feel like it. I promise you are. You’re doing beautifully.
You are relentless. You continue. You struggle. You succeed. You fail. You continue. You try and try. You pick yourself up and start again. You’ve done it over and over. Today is no different. It is just another day. You can do this one.
Friend, you are made of so much light. The dark of the world is vast and can feel like it’s closing in, but you continue to shine in all of it. Don’t let the world take your light. Keep shining, starlight.