I looked at two of my new followers pages today. While there, I discovered both were girls between the ages of 13-15. One a thinspo blog, the other a cutting blog. I don’t think you can cure hate with hate. I’m not going to tell anyone how to live their lives but these things, this pain that these girls are hiding from, running from, are too weak or afraid to face, they need to know something; nothing can break you, hate you, destroy you, rebuild you, provide for you, create you or identify you more than yourself. Self harm, in any form, does not make whatever it is you’re feeling better, it makes you feel less of a person. Psychologists believe that self harm is a sense of control for those that feel unable to control anything else. You can control you. You are all beautiful. You are all able to receive and give love. You are all stronger than you think. You are all worth everything you think you are not. You are all capable of change. ANY circumstance can be overcome. Look at the world and all of the amazing people defying the odds. Things that are physically impossible happen EVERY DAY. Your body has held up through all the abuse you put it through, I assure you it can survive love and acceptance.
Every one in this world is here for a reason. It takes every single human being to create this existence. We are all important. You are important. Please, look at yourself in the mirror and find one small simple thing you like about yourself. Your smile, your freckles, your eyes, your hair, and realize that someone has described that exact feature as the most beautiful on someone in a book somewhere. Look at your past and realize that you’ve gotten here, to today and understand that everything you will have to do in your life you are prepared for and capable of accomplishing. If you don’t believe in yourself today, that’s okay, I’ll believe in you for today, but tomorrow you have to try to believe again. Hope is all we have, without it we are vessels. PLEASE say this out loud:
"I can do this. I am important. I am so fucking strong. I am capable of change. I am worthy. I have done so much already and I’m not done. This will not overtake me today. I love myself because I am all I will ever need. I am thankful, I am grateful. I am here for a reason. I deserve something good and I will get it if I try. I promise, today I will try."
Stop hurting yourselves. You have one life, one chance, one body treat it like you deserve it, because if you didn’t you wouldn’t be here. Everything happens for a reason, including you. DON’T GIVE UP ON TODAY. You are all you need.
Find help if you need it, talk even if you think you don’t. Ask is always open. You are not alone.
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Stay strong guys. Everything will be okay.