Speak truth to yourself 👇
I am a mother and an auntie. I wrote this for the kiddos in my life who I love so dearly. I hope that anyone who should need an extra reminder, young or awesomely young at heart that this may help.
There's something to be learned from every single person you meet. We are not above anyone, any lesson or station in this life.
If you forget, life will happily show you where to sit.
Respect is a given. Because that's who you are. Trust is earned based on who they are.
Most importantly, respect yourself. If you don't, no one else will.
You deserve better from yourself.
The things you love, have, and that are worth keeping come with hard work.
If it's easy, baby, it's probably temporary.
If you can and want to be anything in this world, my loves, be kind.
Anyone can be thoughtless and cruel.
It takes a brave badass soul to be kind.
Be kind to yourself too.
Life is hard enough without you kicking your ass.
You will make mistakes, yet don't live in regret. You will be the hero and the villain in your and someone else's story.
That's everyone's common ground.
Be brave and forgive yourself.
Self-loathing is beneath you, my dear.
Be brave and be vulnerable.
You will grow more than you can imagine and love harder than you thought was possible.
Yes, there will be pain. There will be heartache.
Bravery doesn't mitigate pain.
Bravery will see you through to the other side of the coin, which is love, gratitude, and joy.
There's only one of you. Don't waste time pretending.
It feels bad. Let yourself be.
Those who love and care for you will be there to celebrate your truth alongside you.
This might be the hardest thing I ever ask of you, yet I am asking anyway.
Love your beautiful, brilliant selves.
You must love yourself and set the tone of how others are to treat you.
Be courageous in loving yourself so well; everyone who knows you will see your light and follow in your footsteps.
You are setting examples for those around you every time you do.
Please, remember, dear one, people will show you who they are.
When they do, believe them.
This is part of loving yourself and remembering just who the fuck you are. Cause baby, you are star shine and magic.
Water your garden. Live your life so well and authentically that you plant seeds wherever you go. When things get tough, and all you see is weeds, look behind you to spot the flowers you have sowed.
Remember, I believe in you. I see you, and I am so damn proud of you.
Love you a megaton.
“Go Away” is just a lonely persons way of saying, “Show Me That You Care Enough To Stay.”…I drew this last year because so many times I have pushed people away when my mental health was at its worst & a part of me didn’t want to be around anyone, let alone be social because so many people have walked out of my life & turned their backs on me & I didn’t want to reach out because I wasn’t about to run anyone else out of my life or scare them away so I hid away from the world to try & conquer my demons alone…..But all the while of dealing with my inner demons, I felt alone & I needed someone, Anyone to still show me they cared by reaching out to me to show me that they still do care & are Always there when & if I needed them……Am I the only one who has done this? Has anyone else ever struggled with this?
#WhoisYourSupportSystem #MentalIllness #MajorDepressiveDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD #SocialAnxiety #Anxiety #iseeyou #youarenotalone #reachout #itsOkayToAskForHelp #YouDontHaveToDoThisAlone
For those that need to see this
Just wanted to put this quote here for anyone that thinks they need to be an expert at something, need to be loved by everyone, famous, rich, etc. to be great. I see you, and you are wonderful the way you are.
“You are already great. You are great because in the face of endless confusion and certain death, you continue to choose what to give a fuck about and what not to.”
I just had a student write his reflection paper on this piece and I’ve never identified more with a student. While it is inappropriate to do, I have the urge to hug him and say “me too. I understand. I see you.”
Rirkrit Tiravanija. Fear Eats the Soul. 2018.
It's ironic that our lives, full of familiar faces, is where we feel the loneliest. Because of that, we feel complete strangers wouldn't give 2 cents about us. Truth is, often times, it's strangers that can blanket us with comfort and support. This community is a perfect example of what I mean. I'm thankful for this place! I'm thankful for all of you! Happy Saturday
#mighty #MightyTogether #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #Depression #Weekend #SafeSpace #iseeyou #TheMighty #52SmallThings #SocialAnxiety #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #CPTSD #HSP #MentalHealth #MentalIllness #Love