Friend, the world is hard. To live and be in the world is hard. There is so much darkness. Do not give into it. It might be surrounding you. It is not what you are made of. You are not born from darkness. You are light. You are powerful, warming, bright light. Keep shining. It’s such a beautiful thing when you do.
Friend, let’s start with calming breaths. Focus on bringing in calming air. Focus on fueling your body with peace. With each calming breath remind yourself that you are good. With each calming breath remind yourself that you are valid. With each calming breath remind yourself that you are powerful. With each calming breath remind yourself that you are loved. With each calming breath you grow even more capable than you already are. You can do this.
Every day is not simple. I know that. Every day is not light and easy. Some days are hard and mean and heavy and complex. Often that’s how days go, but you, strong and powerful as you are, continue. You fight, and you push. You climb, and you conquer. Even the smallest victory is a victory. You are a champion today. You are a champion when it’s easy. You are a champion when it’s difficult. You, warrior, continue.
Look, in fact, do exactly that. Step in front of a mirror. Look yourself in the face. Repeat after me. “I am powerful. I am capable. I am beautiful. I am strong. I have overcome so much. I have come so far. I will continue. Today, I am in control.” I love you.
Friend, words are potent. Words work inside our souls and build up little homes. Good words. Bad words. They are strong and powerful things. This is important. Words are strong and powerful things. You are also strong and powerful. Seek out the homes that good words have built up. Find where they’ve nested. Write them down. Treasure them. Let the echo of good words fill your soul.
You are powerful. You are strong. You are capable. You are moving. You are growing. You are breathing. You are pulsing. You are accomplishing many incredible and sustaining things from the tiniest level to the largest capacity. All are remarkable, which makes sense, because you are remarkable.