You Deserve To Live

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Katy Belcher

You deserve to live. And more than that, you deserve to thrive. To smile. To laugh. To fly. And you deserve a life that is long and meaningful, a life without regrets and a life with lots and lots of love.

I know you’re struggling. You feel like you aren’t worth it. Like you aren’t worth a happy life. A life that will bring you meaning. A life that will bring you joy.  I know you think you don’t deserve this. You think don’t deserve to smile. You think you don’t deserve to have a heart beat.

I know you are in a great deal of pain. You don’t want to be sad anymore. You don’t want to feel like this. You don’t want to keep crying every single night. You don’t want this to feel this void in your heart and in your soul.

And I know you’re thinking, anything is better than feeling like this.

I know you want to give up. You’re thinking to yourself that this isn’t worth it. That this pain and this sadness will never go away. I know you want to just end it. You want everything to go away. You want to sleep forever.

But please, know, that this sadness is temporary. This pain is temporary. This suffering and agony you are experiencing is not forever. It’s not forever.

You deserve to live. You deserve to smile. You deserve immense happiness. You deserve to experience everything this life has to offer you.

This life is incredibly beautiful and you deserve to experience that.

You are beautiful, whether you believe that or not. And you are the only you in the universe. So please don’t ever think that you are nothing. Please don’t ever believe that you don’t deserve to live. Because you do. You need to keep living and breathing and climbing.

Don’t stop. Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t let the sadness and the pain take over your every emotion. Get help. Talk to your friends that you know won’t judge you. Call someone. Breathe and know that this too shall pass.

You are extraordinary. You are such a bright light in this universe, and you don’t even realize it. But one day you will. One day you will wake up and the pain will subside. One day you will wake up in the arms of a loved one and you will feel safe and loved and at home. One day you will see why it was the right choice. To not give up on yourself and on your life. And one day you will feel so, so grateful that you never stopped believing in yourself.

Take a deep breathe. Go for a walk and listen to the birds sing to you. Call a loved one and tell them everything. Cry if you need to. Sleep and let your body relax. Listen to your favorite song over and over again and tell yourself that this pain will not last forever.

You are not always going to feel like this. You are not always going to feel this blue. So please, keep waking up. Keep breathing. Keep experiencing new things. Keep loving new people. Keep smiling.

And never stop believing in yourself. Never stop holding on to the light at the end of the tunnel. You deserve this life. You deserve this world. And you are worthy of a beautiful and wondrous life. One day, I hope you believe that.  Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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