I am a pretty sentimental person. I have this huuge box filled with random things that hold precious memories to me. Whenever I’m sad, I pull this box out. I have TONS of letters and cards (that would not fit the pic obviously) that people have written to me over the years and it always makes me feel better to read through all of them. I guess when you feel like the world is against you and like you have no one in your corner, reading the kind words that people you love have taken the time to write to you, reminds you that you are not and will never be alone. Letters and cards are also special because they are one of a kind. The message you receive is always personal and meaningful and it’s just nice to know that someone took time out of their day to sit down and write down heartfelt messages. It’s just a nice feeling knowing that you matter to someone. All your negative thoughts get put on hold for a while.
Whoever you are, I hope you remember that when you feel down, you are not alone. You have an army of people who want to be there for you and support you and help you get through this tough time. It is completely okay to be sad and upset, but don’t hold it all in. Talk to someone. Spend time with people who truly love and care for you. I also want to remind you to not underestimate the power of being there for yourself. Learning to love and to be there for yourself is one of the greatest strengths you can develop as a person, and it is something that no one can take away from you. If someone has hurt you, remember that their actions do not determine your worth. Do not close your heart off from getting close to others because of one bad experience with someone you trusted. Life goes on and you will be fine and there is nothing wrong with you.
And even if you aren’t going through a tough time, be there for someone who is. Offer kind words or compliments to anyone you come across, because you never really know what someone else is going through. Don’t hold back in letting others know how much they mean to you or how much you care about them. There are already so much negative things going on in this world, it doesn’t hurt to spread love and positivity whenever you can.