You, dear one, have worked so hard. You’ve fought and struggled, but most importantly you’ve survived. You’ve made it another day. I hope you realize how incredible that is. That really is a very hard thing, and you’ve done it. You have every right to be proud of yourself. You are so worthy of the fight it took to get here. Now, deep breath. Let’s do it again.
Dear one, some days are hard. They are, and it’s terrible. Some days are mean and feel like the constant. Those are not your only days. There are beautiful days. There are life-giving, empowering, fulfilling days. You’ve had hard ones before. You can get through this one, and soon there will be another beautiful one.
Be bold, dear one. It’s hard. It takes so much strength. Know that being bold doesn’t always mean something big and public. Being bold can be stepping back. Being bold can be prioritizing yourself. Being bold doesn’t have to be a spectacle. It won’t be simple though. Still, I know you can do it.
Dear one, you are so strong. What’s hard about strength is we never feel strong when we need to use it, yet that’s so often when we show how strong we really are. I’m sorry you have to keep using your strength. I’m so glad you have it. You are so much stronger than you realize.
Dear one, you are doing so beautifully. You shine like so many stars. You move in the world with gentleness and bravery. You are strong and bold. You are more capable than you truly see. You really are doing so beautifully.