Oh, friend, deep breath. Some days just start out hard. Some of them end terribly. Many of them, lots of them, most of them are absolutely beautiful. Right down to their tiniest details. So, come on, slow, even breaths. Fill your lungs with peace and calm and strength, and breathe out all of that worry and fear and pain. Feel your body be rebuilt by good things, and each exhale takes away all of the bad. You can do this.
Deep breath. Trust yourself. You can do this. Don’t waste any piece of today on self-pity or destructive thoughts. You have so much you can share. You are a gift. Your voice is a gift. Your strength is a gift. Use them. Be bold. You have this.
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.
You are so strong. You are so much stronger than you realize. I’m sorry for how often you must be strong. I’m sorry for every time life has forced you to muster more strength than you knew you had. But I’m so proud of how you’ve used it, how you’ve continued. You’re incredible.