Valentine's Day (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2. So here goes:
Happy Valentine's Day to ME!
When I stop and think about it, there are some pretty good things about me too.
I've spent my life caring about others and investing my time and energy into being there for others in their times of need.✨
I've overcome depression and living with panic attacks, and continue to be vigilant about my mental health so that I never spiral that far down again.✨
I've had my entire life, dreams, & goals be torn away from me literally overnight, and have committed myself to figuring out how to live with a debilitating chronic disease, working towards acceptance but also not giving up on improving my health.✨
I am still here despite strongly believing at times that suicide was the most viable option for me and those closest to me.✨
Every day, I wake up, put a smile on my face, & move around without a single person knowing exactly how much I'm suffering.✨
I've spent years working on my mind, undergoing this tough balancing act of managing the bleak reality of illness with the optimism I still have for my future.✨
I love me. And today, while you shower others with love, take a moment to love yourself.
After all, the only person who has the ability to love you and treat you exactly the way you want and deserve is YOU. ❤