Who needs to see this quote today?
– I don’t live in an impoverished country struggling just to meet basic human needs.
– I have a loving husband.
– I have a loving, supportive family.
– I have friends who won’t let me quit.
What right do I have to even think about placing my pain and suffering along side others who’ve faced circumstances and situations 1000x worse?
Not only do you feel like crap, you add to your own suffering by shaming yourself into thinking your suffering isn’t worthy.
Thinking if you could just close your eyes and not wake up is a sign of pain.
Almost losing everything because you just can’t seem to get yourself together is a sign of pain.
But your pain matters, too.
You can’t help the children and the men and the women if you’re struggling just to get through the day.
Life isn’t done with me yet. I haven’t yet made my meaningful contribution to the world. I have work to do.
And my girls, I won’t leave them.
I won’t let this version of me be the only thing they remember.
I’m grateful they have amazing role models: strong, stable people who encourage them and love them unconditionally.
I used to be that person. I still am. I just forgot for a long moment.
I’m trying to learn to think differently so I can start acting differently.
I’m rediscovering. I’m working to regain my footing. I’m surviving.
I’ve been at rock bottom, but that’s not where I want to stay.
If you’re here, too, please know you’re not alone.
Your pain matters. My pain matters. All of us? We matter.
Let’s keep reminding each other that, okay?
And sometimes, rock bottom is where you start to rise.
If you’re suffering from depression or any mental illness, please don’t hesitate to seek help from a qualified mental health professional as soon as possible.
Help is available. You don’t have to go through this alone. You don’t have to suffer.