Here’s what I know, friend. Those emotions you’re feeling? They’re valid. They may not feel rational. That’s okay. They may not seem logical. That’s okay too. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be hurt. It’s okay to be sad. Friend, this is important. It’s also okay to be happy. It is okay to be happy. You are allowed to be happy. People may begrudge that happiness, but you’ve worked hard for it. Enjoy it while it’s here.
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.
What I know is that you are not alone. I also know that it’s so easy to feel that you are. I assure you that are not. There are people who love and support you. There are so many who want to help. Let them. Please.
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.
You are loved. Let’s allow that to wash over you for a moment. You are loved. You specifically are loved. Even when it feels like you are all alone, I assure you that you are loved. Even when it feels like you have to this all on your own, you are loved. When you feel like everyone else is distracted by their own seemingly minor problems, you are loved. You are loved. You are so loved.
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.
You control your steps. You control your actions. You control your thoughts. It’s easy to let other people speak into how you should feel or act. Act and feel however you need to. You are in control of you. You are in control.