If I’ve learned anything in the past 4 years, it is that, despite appearances, we have NO idea what anyone else is going through. All we tend to see is what is on the surface, and the few other glimpses people choose to share. And sometimes, what is shared is far from reality. Especially in this society where we are encouraged to think positive and ignore anything that hurts, people don’t often speak about or get recognized when they are in pain.
If you are hurting today, I see you.
Your pain doesn’t have to be big or extreme to be justified.
You are worthy, and you are loved. Not in spite of, but because of. Because you are a real, imperfect human being, and that will always be enough.