Read This When You’ve Lost All Hope

It’s hard to see the light and the joy when you’ve lost all hope.

Life happens—the world isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. You feel like you have been torn down yet again.

It becomes tiring and draining to constantly pick yourself back up again and again. It’s hard to understand what you’ve done to deserve the pain you’re going through, the agony that’s breaking your heart, and the thoughts that are now in your mind.

You feel worthless; you feel lost. You feel insignificant, and you feel like there is nothing to bring you out of this dark place, that no one understands what you’re going through.

It becomes exhausting trying so hard and to see a way out of the pain. You feel like your family and friends are fed up with you and wish you’d put a smile on your face and get over the issue that you’re dealing with. They want to help; they’ve tried, but you can’t feel or understand what they’re saying. You’re too occupied by your feelings of hurt. The prospect of more years of feeling like this feels painful.

Why should you keep going?

Because, as I said at the start, life happens, and life moves on, and time is the greatest healer. It sounds cliché, but you have all the time in the world. There is no deadline on feeling better or becoming the person you want to become.

You just have to trust that the place you’re in right now is teaching you a lesson. You have to believe that your pain has made you a stronger better version of yourself to take on the world.

You can’t give up. You are not lost. You are here and exactly where you are supposed to be.

It’s easy to believe that giving up is the right and the easy option, but you have so many people that love you and want you happy. The family and friends you think are fed up with you are just worried; they want to see that smile because they miss that smile. They miss their ray of sunshine.

Be present.

Please don’t think of the past, because you can’t change it. Don’t think of the future—it’s not yet happened. Enjoy this moment you are in right now and make that change:

Go do that workout, go text that boy, go hug your parents, go tell your friends you’re thankful and you love them.

Appreciate all the small things!

The bed you lie in, the food you eat, the eyes you see through, the hair you brush. Just look around you and be thankful for your life and the things that you have right this minute.

In this moment, you will realize how lucky you truly are. Always remember: You’ve got this.