I know you are hurting. I know you are in pain. I know you are exhausted from listening to the same old motivational ‘silver linings.’ I know you’ve had it enough with ‘seeing the glass as half full.’ I know you are sick and tired of being strong for others and I know that all you want to do is run away from any ‘no pain no gain’ bullshit.
Because people don’t often get it. They don’t understand how difficult it is to put on a brave face and act like everything is okay. They don’t know what it’s like to live your life. They only look at it from the outside, and yet they are the first ones to judge and tell how you should be living your life.
No one sees the pain behind your smile because you hide it so graciously. No one knows that under your cheerful exterior there are painful feelings of loneliness and not belonging.
I understand that right now all you want to do is find a fast way to end the suffering. However, things don’t happen that way. Pain takes time to heal and patience works wonders. That’s why you need to find safe ground for yourself. A small ray of hope on which you can hold on to. Hold on to your hope and listen to the inner voice that whispers to you that everything will be okay.
And do you want to hear a secret? If you practice patience, then you may find everything you were looking for. Because, the truth is, pain doesn’t come without a reason. The pain is there to teach you something and shape you into the person you need to be. And sometimes, you have to fail and fall just so that you can rise up again and become resilient and brave.
You see, every time life has knocked you down, you have always managed to bounce back – stronger than ever! Every time life has broken your heart, your heart kept on beating – more powerful than before. Your heart hasn’t given up on you and neither should you.
I am not trying to say that those situations were easy. I know they were painful. I know they’ve left a mark on your soul. I know they’ve shaken you up to your core. But they’ve also changed you for the better and shaped you into the person you are today.
That’s why, today, I want to remind you of your strength. I want to remind you of how brave and remarkable you are for enduring all the pain and still standing tall on your two feet.
Everything will be okay in the end. However, you don’t have to be in pain right now. Because knowing you’ll be okay one day, doesn’t mean that you should still suffer now. I know that it’s not that easy to start feeling good again just because you’ve told yourself that. But it helps if you are in tune with your feelings and if you allow yourself to really feel them.
Scream if you feel like it. Cry if you want to cry. But never forget the wonderful person hiding behind all that hurt and pain.
The pain will pass, and you will be the same positive person again. Only stronger and better than before.