Remember: You Are Not Alone

I want to help every broken, beaten and battered person out there. I want to let every human know that my heart is always open and I’ll never judge. I want those who feel like they need a little extra love to know that there is nothing wrong with them. And that you, your physical being, must absolutely love yourself. No matter how bad things are, there will always be something great waiting for you with open arms. I need you to know that you are not alone in the way you are feeling.

A lot of people go through tough times, and even though you may not know it, there are many people constantly fighting battles. You will overcome your demons. You will become such an amazing person, you just have to believe in you. It’s hard, but darling, it’s worth it. I promise, life will be wonderful if you let us (you and I, both) believe in you. I understand how ridiculous it may sound for me to say that I know what you’re feeling because no one but you truly knows… however, I have been through a whirlpool of disappointments; I have drowned in all depths of pain. So, although it may not be exactly the same, I know what it’s like to be in need. I especially know what it’s like to feel trapped with nowhere to turn.

I’ve decided I don’t want anyone else to ever feel as alone as I have. I don’t want anything I’ve experienced to be felt by anyone else. I want those who are scared and hurting to know that they can, and they will get better. I want to pull every single person who feels like they’re laying in the gutter, up and out of it. I want the people who don’t think they’re worth anything to stop for a moment, place their hand over their heart, and just breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Then I want you to promise (to me, to yourself, or to whomever you wish) that you will not do anything to harm yourself, or disrupt that perfect little breathing pattern, okay? I get that everything is dark and cold, and you feel like giving up. But you can’t, sweetheart, not yet. You have so much more to live for. So much left to experience.

I want to let you in on a little theory I have; those who are facing continuous setbacks are supposed to. The science behind that theory is…irrelevant. But I do believe that you were given the ultimate gift. And that is the ability to survive. You’re much stronger than the average person. If you can make it through the struggles you are facing now, then you are a superhero in my book. I think, further down the line, you’ll find out exactly why you needed to endure so much pain. We will become such amazing individuals, we just can’t stop now.

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