When you feel like the world is crashing down all around you, please don’t give up. Don’t give in. Don’t shut down. I know you want to because that’s what every fiber of your being is telling you to do. That’s what seems natural to you right now. But, gorgeous girl, the world needs you. It needs your heart. It needs your personality. It needs your smile. It needs your softness. It needs your laughter. It needs your energy.
Whatever sadness is flooding your soul right this moment is only temporary. It may be deep and painful and all-consuming, but know that it will not last forever. There will come a time when you won’t be fighting back tears, when you won’t feel like you’re just floating through a cloudy dream, when you won’t feel like you’re in too deep to ever experience overflowing joy and excitement and love again.
I can’t promise you what the path to healing looks like for you, but I can promise you that there is one. And this heavy mess you’re in right now is just a stopping point on the beautiful path that’s paved specially for you. There are days filled with passion and purpose for life, flourishing relationships, innate happiness, limitless opportunities, and lots of light but, my sweet girl, you need to keep fighting in order to get there. You need to know the value and worth you bring to this world and have hope that this hardship you’re struggling with will in time loosen the tight grip it has on your heart.
And until that moment comes, be gentle with yourself. Show yourself the grace and kindness and compassion that you’ve deserved all along. Allow your soul to rest. Accept help from outstretched hands. Be proud of every step forward you take, no matter how big or small it is. And know that there are people in this world who care about you and want to see you conquer this battle you’re fighting. You are loved, gorgeous, and oh so strong.