Friend, you are so strong. You are so resilient. You are doing outstanding work. I’m so sorry you’ve had to put all of that work in, that you’ve had to prove your strength and resilience. I’m so proud of you for doing it though.
Warrior, you have every reason to be proud of yourself. Maybe you got out of bed today. Maybe you went to work. Maybe you took the kids to an appointment. Maybe you braved the grocery store. Maybe you brushed your teeth. Maybe you woke up, pet the cat, and rolled over to go back to sleep. No matter what your day is today, friend, you are still here, and that is an incredible feat.
You are doing so well, my friend. You are powerful and prevailing. You are moving forward, even when it doesn’t feel like it. You are doing such beautiful and important work, and I promise you are worth that time.
You have fought. You have worked. You have struggled. You have succeeded. You have fallen. You have carried. You have been carried. Warrior, life is long. It takes work, and you continue to put in that work, even when it feels impossible to do. Keep fighting and working, warrior. You’re worth it.
Friend, some people, some lives seem to take more work than others. That’s okay. You’re not a lazy person. You’ve clawed and struggled and scraped, and still you are here. That’s incredible. People around you may appear stable or like they have it all figured out, but it’s possible they simply don’t want to put the work in and are content to be miserable. You, friend, are not content being miserable. You continue to work to live and to grow, and that, friend, is a beautiful thing.
Friend, you’ve come so far. You’ve grown. You’ve learned. You’ve healed. People will not always be happy for you for this. You’ve put in the work. You continue to work. Remember, you aren’t healing for them. You’re doing this because you want to, because you know you need to. That’s incredible.
Deep breath. It is okay to make mistakes. It is okay to try again. It is okay to walk away if it won’t work. Mistakes help us learn. Deep breath. Let go of the idea of failure because of a mistake. Take stock of what you now know. Move forward with new knowledge.