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.
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.
This is important, because you are important, so please pay attention.
Your voice matters. What you have to say, how you feel, what you think. Those things matter. They are significant. They are your experience, and that is valid. You are valid. You hear me? You matter. Your voice matters. Your heart matters. You matter.
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.