why stick around when every second crawls over you with shame and exhaust?
why continue to walk through each day like this?
why live when dying would be so much easier?
because oh friend, you are in the night.
you are fighting and I know it's beyond hard.
I know it feels like you are too far gone.
I know you think we would be better off without you.
because let me tell you a secret:
this is not the end of your story.
the people you've convinced yourself are tired of dealing with you,
want more years to love you.
the shame that is so heavy to carry,
doesn't have to be carried alone.
the exhaustion of life will heal with change and rest,
and doesn't warrant a very permanent sleep.
the terrifying idea that you are too far gone,
is nothing but a lie.
the thought that life will never get better,
couldn't be more untrue.
you, dear friend, are in the night.
and the night is hard, long, scary, and exhausting.
the night brings emotion that you are scared to face.
but please, don't hide it forever.
because holding those emotions in, all alone, is what keeps us in the night.
and I know it's impossible to see,
but morning is coming.
it's way closer than you think.
it's not always going to be fun, but it will get better.
you will laugh again.
you will feel the sun.
you will be free from what's holding you down.
you will be stronger than the night,
and live to see morning.
so please, stay.
morning is coming.
if you are struggling, please reach out to talk with someone. 1-800-273-8255 is a awesome, safe, confidential resource. please please please reach out.