Friend, you’re still here, and in so many ways that’s a very incredible thing. Life can be so cruel, but it can also be so beautiful. If you can, let yourself be overwhelmed with the good and the beauty. It matters. You matter.
Friend, I’m sorry. Life has been hard. Life has been cruel. For all of its misery, you remain strong. You remain. Friend, you are so much stronger than you realize. Keep fighting. Don’t give into the darkness when you are made of so much light.
This world is hard. This life is hard. Yet, you continue. Not only that, but you are making it better. You make this world better. You make this life better, easier. You are remarkable. You are needed. You are wanted. You are loved.
Friend, life is hard. Life can be dark. Friend, you are light. There are so many like you. Do not let the darkness consume you. Do not let the darkness of others consume you. Keep shining, beautiful star.
Things change. Things grow. Things move. Things breathe. Things pulse. Life is full of disappointments, but it’s also full of beautiful moments, big and small. Keep pulsing. Keep breathing. Keep moving. Keep growing. Keep changing.
Live your life. People won’t like it. Do it anyway. Pursue the things that further your strength and power and grace and happiness. Pursue the things that make you feel alive. Push yourself. People won’t like it. Do it anyway.
Life is a lot. Life is a lot for one person to handle on their own. You’re not on your own. You’re not alone. You do not have to do this alone. Don’t let yourself believe that lie. Life is something we’re all doing. We’re all doing it together. You can do this. We can do this.
Look at the world around you. Your presence in the world is affecting it. So is every other person. Whether we realize it or not. We’re all a part of one system, one world, one life. Affect it the best way you can. You’re doing so beautifully already.