I think many of us can relate to this journey of being rescued from the dark and finding our way home to the light, whether it be from grief, pain, abuse, mental illness, failure, loneliness or other darkness in our lives. Darkness is a part of the human condition, but so is hope and light and love. Thankful to all the people who help us find our way home ❤️
Pressuring ourselves to be happy all the time is not only futile, it is exhausting. Sometimes we just need to let ourselves feel whatever we are feeling in the moment,
even especially if it’s not insta-perfect. It is good to know how to care for ourselves during these times, so here are some suggestions for riding the waves…
We don’t have to feel happy all the time. ‘Negative’ emotions are not the problem, the problem is running from them because we feel like we’re not supposed to have them. But it’s hard to sit with ‘negative’ emotions – it’s much easier when we know we can lean on a friend. If you know someone who is struggling, send them this card and let them know you’re there for them.