Thursday's Toast - An Open Letter To Anyone Struggling Right Now

I want you to know that it's okay.

That everything your mind and heart has been worrying about will be put to peace. That everything you have been waking up hurting over and going to sleep crying over won't be able to hurt you anymore. That everything that seemed permanent at the time was all just temporary. That there was a reason you went through it all. You were never actually alone.

I want you to know that it's confusing.

That I haven't figured it out, and no one else has either. That we're all just trying to live our lives, survive and somehow be happy in the process. And that sometimes what we think we need is really just what we want. That it's okay if you messed up or made a decision someone else didn't agree with. That none of the times you ever fucked up in your life actually matters. Because we all fuck up. And it doesn't matter who we were and where we went. All that matters - all that has ever mattered,  is who we are and where we want to end up.

I want you to know that you're strong.

That you're too humble to see it. That people look up to you. Admire you. Love you. And most of all, respect you. That you went through things most people would change from and still came out the same person on the other side of it all. That you are different. Special. Rare. That you have more in you than you even realize. And that you inspire others in the process from that source of strength.

I want you to know that I have your back.

That I always have, even when you thought I didn't. That even when you thought I wasn't there, I was still thinking of you. Praying for you. Wanting nothing more than for you to be happy. That nothing could ever change any of that or any of this that's right in front of us. That a promise is a promise. And that it's not about me. That it's never been about me. It's always been about you.

I want you to know that you can still have everything.

That nothing has changed at all. That not this, nor anything else, can stop you from being who you want to be. That you can still have the things you want. That you can still do the things you want to do. And that you don't have to have it figured out tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the next. Because one day, like it or not, it's going to happen.

I want you to know that.