Valentine's Day (Part 2)

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. ❤