i hope with all that i am that no matter how difficult life feels or becomes, that one can find it within themselves or those around them to continue to live. tomorrow is a new day, and with new days comes opportunities everywhere. every hour is a new hour, every moment is a new moment, and as quickly as things can turn into shit, they can also become beautiful, too. but you won’t know that until you live through that moment. and before we take it upon ourselves to decide if we want to continue or not, give the next moment a chance. you certainly never know. the most wonderful discoveries and lessons are learned in adversity.
furthermore, in life- there are a few things that will always be true- one being that you’re never alone. no matter what you’re feeling, no matter what your situation, someone, somewhere understands that feeling and has felt it before. if we only open ourselves up to others and seek this understanding, you will find hope in the most unlikely places and perhaps gain an ally from it. but this doesn’t happen without that first step. second, that the only way through something is through it. things often get worse before they get better. sometimes, bad things happen to remind us of how beautiful beautiful things actually are, to show us the stark contrast between good and bad, to help us appreciate goodness when it finally finds us, no matter how long that takes.
i understand and have felt in my heart the need and desire to end it all, to escape, to take matters into my own hands and quiet the world that seemed to do nothing but punish me. it’s tempting, and it’s a legitimate desire. it does not make you weak or less than anyone, because it is a feeling we have all visited. i would not blame a soul on this earth for wanting to just end it all in many situations. if anything, i relate.
with that said, i relate. as do many others around you. and in this understanding and relation to one another i hope people find it in their communities and circles to want to continue to live and understand each other- and ourselves - more and more each day. it is these relationships that can save someone. so if ever you feel it in your soul that you can’t continue, please. tell someone. these relationships start in strange ways sometimes. and if you can find no one else. find me.
i am deeply saddened by what i’ve read tonight and my wishes are with those who fear for the well-being of a wonderful person.
give the next moment a chance, and the next, and the next. a moment can’t turn around without a place to start.