I Hope You Find The People Who Remind You That You're Not Alone

I Hope You Find The People Who Remind You That You’re Not Alone

I hope you find your tribe.

I hope you find the people who can see the pain behind you smile, the ones who know what lays behind your silence, and the ones who will see the love through your anger. The ones who will understand you, and forgive you when you’ve been a pale representation of yourself. The ones who stay when you expect them to leave.

I hope you surround yourself with the right people. Not those who are only here when everything’s shiny, but those who stay when you’re so overwhelmed that you can’t even put your pain into words.

I hope you find the people who make you feel loved when you feel unlovable. The ones who will never make you doubt your self-worth. The ones with whom you can be honest and who will be honest right back to you. I hope you find the ones who’ll break down your walls, yet stay after seeing the scars on your soul. The ones who will give you tough love when you’re off the mark. The ones who will reassure you that everything’s gonna be okay when all you see is darkness. The ones who will laugh with you until both your faces hurt. And the ones who will hug you instead of judging when you’re crying, because on that particular day you can’t hold it together anymore.

I hope you find the people who will never make you feel like your love is too much, and the people who make you a priority even when it’s not convenient.

In a world that can be harsh, I wish for you to find the people who will make you feel like you’re not alone. Believe me when I say that even if you feel like an island right now, you are not alone – you just need to find your people.

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Founder of The Autism Cafe, writer, photographer, mother, and author of the photographic memoir, All Across The Spectrum, and Be The One, a poetry collection.

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