I know that some days, life feels overwhelming, even terrible, at times. Some days, everywhere you turn, it feels like things are a mess; loved ones seem far away, social media makes you feel less than, all your hard work and hustle feels pointless, and you believe that you are disconnecting rapidly from those that are most important to you. Some days, you feel stuck in a stagnant spinning wheel, draining energy at a rapid pace, feeling like you will never arrive to the destination you seek. I know how hard it is to feel these feelings, I am right there with you, desperate for a breath of fresh air.
Here is my hope for you, dear self. Remember that time when you were laughing so hard that tears started rolling down your cheeks, and just when you thought you had collected yourself, the thing that made you laugh in the first place popped into your head and set off another fit of uncontrollable giggles? Another one of those moments is on the horizon. Remember that time when you met eyes with someone who makes your heart race, and felt that connection of mutual sparkle, together? When I look into my crystal ball of the future, I know you will meet loving eyes again. Remember when you reached the top of the hiking trail, muscles aching, short of breath, and looked out to see that breathtaking view, reminding you of the beauty in this Universe? There are more views to see. Remember that time when you were surrounded by your closest friends, and without having to say any words at all, you felt pure acceptance of who you are deep within your soul? There is another reunion of those soul mates just around the corner. Remember that time that your favorite kids threw their arms around you and told you that they loved you? I promise it was not the last time that a small human that you love cherishes a moment you have together. Remember that day when you did exactly what you truly desired; from selecting the clothes you were adorned with to the food you tasted to partaking only in activities that spark joy? There is another authentic, joyful day down the road. Remember the moment you chose you, recognizing the value and worthiness that naturally exists in your beautiful soul? Choosing you is always an option.
On the days when life feels overwhelming, anxious, terrible, draining, and like there is no relief, please remember that choosing you is an option. When you choose you, you open up the possibilities for those moments of sparkle. These roads of life are always winding and turning and rising and falling and twisting. When in doubt, know that the road will change, and there are beautiful moments just around the bend.
Choose you, and the sparkle is inevitable.
Let’s Sparkle Together.
If you are feeling hopeless, please know that you are not alone, and there is help, hope, and support in the world. Call the National Suicide Prevention lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (HELP), text them at 741741, or chat at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.