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.
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.
You are doing so well, my friend. You are powerful and prevailing. You are moving forward, even when it doesn’t feel like it. You are doing such beautiful and important work, and I promise you are worth that time.
Friend, it’s okay to push yourself. Sometimes it is necessary to overcome things, but it’s not always. Sometimes it’s important to let yourself take a step back. That’s not failure. That’s understanding what you need, and that’s beautiful and important, like you.
You, dear one, are the only you we have. There isn’t anyone else in the world exactly like you. No one else carries your experiences and personality. No one else carries the specific set of things you’ve learned from life. That makes you special. You matter. You are important. We need you.