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If you carry one thing with you today, let it be this: You are brave, you are beautiful, you are strong, you are smart, you are loved.

If you’re giving your all but it takes all you have just to get through the day, it doesn’t mean your best isn’t good enough. It means life is just that hard right now. Be good to yourself. You need it.

You are not your feelings. You just experience them. Anger, sadness, hate, depression, fear. This is the rain you walk in. But you don’t become the rain. You know the rain will pass. You walk on. And you remember the soft glow of the sun that will come again.

It’s okay that you don’t know how to move on. Start with something easier… like not going back.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

Kindness: Loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness.

Sometimes a breakthrough comes after the biggest breakdown of your life. Hang in there.

Give yourself credit for the days you made it through when you thought you couldn’t.

Even if you’re barely holding it together or feel like you’re falling apart, you’re doing the best you can, and that’s reason to be proud.

The person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.

Being okay if it happens and okay if it doesn’t happen is a very powerful place to be.

Even now, as broken as you may feel, you are still so strong. There’s something to be said for how you hold yourself together and keep moving, even though you feel like shattering. Don’t stop. This is your healing. It doesn’t have to be pretty, or graceful. You just have to keep going.

Never underestimate a cycle breaker. Not only did they experience years of generational trauma, but they stood in the face of the trauma and fought to say ‘This ends with me.’ This is brave. This is powerful. This comes at a significant cost. Never underestimate a cycle breaker.

Most of us expect far too much from ourselves and never give ourselves credit for all the things we’re doing right. You’re trying your best, facing challenges that would likely overwhelm anyone, and learning and growing every day. And you’re doing it while feeling a range of messy, confusing emotions and healing from pains large and small from the past. Stop and give yourself a little credit. You’re stronger than you know, and you’re doing better than you think.

You are not your struggles. You are the survivor who keeps moving forward in spite of them.

You could have grown cold, but you grew courageous instead. You could have given up, but you kept on going. You could have seen obstacles, but you called them adventures. You could have called them weeds, but instead you called them wildflower. You could have died a caterpillar, but you fought on to be a butterfly. You could have denied yourself goodness, but instead you chose to show yourself some self-love. You could have defined yourself by the dark days, but instead through them you realized your light.

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Always believe in yourself.

I smile because I have survived everything the world has thrown at me. I smile because when I was knocked down, I got back up.

Take a deep breath. No matter how hard things seem right now, you can and will get through this.

Be strong now, because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever.