Sometimes quotes resonate with me in a way that my own words cannot, so I hope if you read this it gives you some reassurance, hope and comfort. You may feel it but you are not alone…
you did the best you could
in the situation you were in
with the materials you hadBlythe Baird – If My Body Could Speak
She was breaking, but she did
not wish to be broken and in
her reluctance, lied her hopeAkashni Johnson – Worth
What did you do today?
Existed quietly within myself.
What will you do tomorrow?
Exist with some degree of force.Trista Mateer – [ redacted ]
It is not your responsibility
to save everyone.
Don’t put that kind of
pressure on yourself.
Do the best you can
to spread your light
where you can.Jennae Cecelia – The Sun Will Rise & So Will We
If you feel like you have to be silent,
let me be the first to say you don’t.
And if you want to be quiet,
let me be the first to say that is okay.
But, make sure your silence is your
and not because you are scared
of what your voice might say.Jennae Cecelia – Uncaged Wallflower
Your feelings are valid and real. Do not let anybody denounce them just because they do not feel the same way. These feelings do not make you weak, or clingy, or overly emotional. They make you strong, brave, and beautiful. You are not merely made of stardust; you are the comet streaking through the sky on the way to do good and bright things.Courtney Peppernell – Pillow Thoughts
You owe no one
for who you become
after you survive.Nikita Gill – Your Soul Is A River
What I am trying to say, my darling,
is that I know you said you wouldn’t survive this day
but across our beautiful universe,
what is impossible is happening every day.Nikita Gill – Wild Embers
how can i be so
cruel to myself
when i’m doing the best i can
– be gentleRupi Kaur – Home Body
“Do you have a favourite saying?” asked the boy.
“Yes” said the mole
“What is it?”
“If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake.”
“I see, does it work?”
“Every time’.Charlie Mackesy – The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse
And, an affirmation I repeat to myself when things get a little overwhelming (I have it tattooed to my rib cage as a permanent reminder)
‘I am I am I am’
Love E x