Hey you, yes you. You are special. You are important. You matter.
This is to every man, woman, and child who has ever dealt with mental illness, chronic illness, or any trial in your life that left you feeling worthless and like you didn't matter. I know mental illness so that's what I normally choose to write about, but this can go for all of you.
You matter. Any voice in your head that tells you different is bull. You are not your mental illness.
I know it seems like your life is made up of symptoms and doctors appointments and daily fights with your own mind. That's not all you are.
You are the people you love and those who love you.
You are the quiet rise and fall of your chest as you sleep.
You are the slight smile of your lips that you can't catch.
You are apart of everything you touch.
You impact the world everyday of your life.
You are so much more than your mental illness.
You matter. Don't ever forget that.