Dear Mighty One,
I know you have been through a lot of pain and frustration over the years. Some because of multiple sclerosis, others simply because of life itself. Each day seems to have its own set of obstacles and struggles different from the day before, yet you keep pushing forward refusing to give up.
On days when you are exhausted, in pain and wanting everyone and everything to leave you alone, your determination and perseverance keeps pushing you through. Your tears are noticed by few because even in the hard times you somehow find something to smile about, something to hope for.
Although it isn’t easy, you have learned to enjoy the little things, to appreciate those who have stuck around (your real friends), and to not take living for granted. Sometimes your thoughts wander to the dark side and sometimes all you know to do is cry, but even warriors cry.
Regina Brett says it so eloquently: “It takes a strong person to cry. It takes a stronger person to let others see those tears. We need to be tough enough to be tender, no matter who is watching.”
You are rising above all the trouble life has piled onto you. I see the strength you carry and admire your courage. I know you don’t hear it often enough, but you are a treasured gift to this world. You are important and you matter.
From one Mighty One to another…keep standing and never give up on YOU. Don’t be afraid of tomorrow. Keep taking things one day at a time and be sure to pause long enough to take care of YOU, because you are THAT important.
It’s going to be okay. You are going to be okay. Life is going to be okay. You are not alone.
P.S. Remember, it’s okay to say “no.” Don’t ever be ashamed of needing to rest or for choosing to take a break.