Friend, the only person you owe anything to is yourself. You don’t owe anyone else anything. You don’t owe them your time. You don’t owe them your body or your voice or your heart. You don’t owe anyone an explanation. You don’t owe anyone anything.
Hey, you matter. Your voice matters. Your story matters. Your heart matters. Your mind matters. What you have to offer is beautiful and valid. Maybe everyone you meet won’t want to see or hear what you can offer, that’s okay. It’s not for everyone. That doesn’t make you any less valid.
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.
Friend, take all of the time you need. Your body is healing. Your heart is healing. Your mind is healing. They are also always learning and growing and changing. You are constantly moving in beautiful ways. You’re incredible.
Today, make a choice. Choose to, as best as your heart and mind are able, to love and be kind and understanding. We’re all in this together, so make the choice to give the things into the world that you also need.
Hey, deep breath. Today is brand new. You can do whatever you want with it. Your reactions are new to make. Your dreams are free to pursue. Your heart is open to what the day has for you. Move forward in that freedom.