You are, friend, are doing great things. Everyone will not always sing your praises. People may not even notice or acknowledge all that you are doing. That doesn’t mean you stop working. You aren’t doing it for the recognition. You are doing it because it is important to you. Continue to do it for that reason. Continue to do it for the love of it, joy of it, because you want to help or do or be. Because you want to. Continue.
Hi, friend. Just checking in to give you some important reminders.
You are in control of your actions, and while some days your thoughts may do what they please, they are still yours.
You are worthy of love and kindness. Do not withhold it from yourself. It is okay to love yourself, to be kind to yourself.
You are valid. Your thoughts and feelings. Your person. You are valid.
Listen, I know it gets dark. I know how hard things can be. You’ve seen some terrible things. You’ve lived some terrible things. You’ve heard some terrible things. I know, and I am so sorry. Know that there is good. There are moments and seconds and minutes and days filled with joy and peace. There are people who love you. There are kindnesses. There are strangers who hold doors. There are children who say goofy things. There are puppies. There are flowers. There are good things. Don’t let yourself lose sight of those moments. Treasure them. Let them carry you through the badness. You can get through this.
Hello, friend. I love you. It is okay to get overwhelmed. It is okay to need to rest. It is okay to understand yourself and turn things down. It is okay to know what you need. Take care of yourself. You matter.