Sometimes life just hits. You find out your niece is really sick , your friend’s mother passes away suddenly, a friend from high school commits suicide, or the bills and depression are overwhelming. Life hits hard at times and there isn’t a quick fix. There are seasons where the darkness sets in and you can’t seem to just pull yourself up by your boot straps and “get over it.”
But I just want to simply tell you one thing.
It’s okay that you’re struggling.
It’s okay that you’re sad when theres a million things to be sad about.
It’s okay that you’re crying unexpectedly in the restaurant.
It’s okay that you want to stay in and take a second for yourself during nap time.
It’s okay that whatever happened to you breaks your heart everyday and you aren’t recovering as quickly as you think you should be.
We live in a sad world, a broken world where tragedy strikes and patience and love seem to be the last thing that is freely given to us. Take your time. Breath deep, let yourself cry it out. Mourn when you should mourn.
Lastly, if you aren’t struggling, be on the lookout for those that are. Choose to support someone when shit hits the fan. Think before you give advice because sometimes it’s unnecessary. Sometimes a shoulder, listening, and trying to understand are all that’s needed. Be aware of the people you encounter and love them as deeply as you can. We’re made to have emotions, beautiful, incredible emotions so please don’t suffocate them.
We cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions we also numb the positive emotions. -Brene Brown