2. You are the one that brings yourself home after a long day. You are the one that puts yourself into a hot shower.
3. You are the one that picks yourself up, time and time again. You are the one that gets up from the cold tile floor. You are the one that walks away from dark alleys.
4. You are the one that gathers together the broken pieces of your heart and holds it together the best you can. You are the one that takes the broken pieces of your self-worth and self-confidence and builds them up again.
5. You are the one that stops yourself from cutting. You are the one that puts down the bottle of pills. You are the reason you’re still here, despite what you may think.
You are your own strength. Sometimes, you don’t feel that way. Sometimes, you feel broken and small and pathetic and weak. Sometimes, you feel that you wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the people around you who try to keep you here. And maybe that is true. Maybe they are part of the reason you’re still here. But the main reason? It’s you. Even when you’re in the darkest of dark places, you’re still here. You. are. here.
So be proud. Remember that you are your own strength, and stay strong. Even when you feel like giving up, please don’t. Because you are beautiful. You are strong. You are amazing. You deserve to see yourself through all of these struggles. You deserve to have the future that you have imagined.
So keep going. Keep fighting. Live.