A friend asked me this week why it all has to be so hard, and I honestly didn’t have an answer for her. But it is. Life is hard. Not all the time, not even most of the time. But some of the time life is very, very hard.
I think we have to be honest about that. I think we have to acknowledge that sometimes we are sad or angry or overwhelmed. Sometimes we are scared. Sometimes we feel alone even when those we love surround us. Life can seem almost unbearable at times.
We can feel that way and still be positive people. We can acknowledge that and still know that life is good and things work out.
Today I just want you to know that you are loved. You are valued and treasured beyond understanding. You are seen. You are known.
Today may be hard, but it will get better.
Today you may feel despair, but you will feel hope.
It might not be tomorrow, but hopefully soon. Just know that it will get better.
There is help. There are people in your life who will listen, and there are professionals who can support you whenever you need it. Asking is not showing weakness. Asking is showing enormous strength.
There are lots of questions in the world that I cannot answer. There are so many things I do not understand. But I know this. You are loved. You are seen.