Category: hope

Listen closely: the only time it’s too late to change yourself is when you’re dead. Until then, you’re simply making excuses or lying to yourself.

You will emerge from this nightmare like the powerful, beautiful, resilient person that you are. It can be hard to remember this when you feel like a shell of the person you once were. But trust me – you are capable of overcoming so much more than you think.

Hiding your hurt only intensifies it. Problems grow in the dark and only become bigger and bigger. But when exposed to the light of truth, they shrink. You are only as sick as your secrets. So take off your mask, stop pretending you’re perfect and walk into freedom.

Do not lose hope. Please believe that there are a thousand beautiful things waiting for you.

Someone will come along. Someone who understands that you get jealous and anxious. Someone who knows the fears you have rooted deep in your past and holds you when you’re feeling scared. Someone who can’t dance but dances with you anyway. They can’t sing but they’ll sing to you anyway. They’ll love any gift you give even when it’s the wrong size and they’ll love anything you cook for them even when it’s burnt. They’ll make you laugh until you cry and know exactly what to say to make you smile. They’ll leave you feeling helplessly unapologetically happy as you fall asleep at night. You’ll wonder how you ever got so lucky. Just be patient. Someone will come along.

What’s broken can be mended. What’s hurt can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun’s gonna rise again.

Just because your past has been damaged doesn’t mean your future has to be worthless.

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.

It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale is told. Today new seeds are growing.