“Now is not the time to talk yourself out of your goals and dreams. You’re closer than you think.” —Joel Osteen
“You can’t help everyone, but you can help someone. There are people in your life that are connected to your destiny. As you help them rise higher, you’ll rise higher.” —Joel Osteen
Believe me, there are days I wish I wasn’t as selfless as I am and that I forced myself to be selfish. However, there are certain people in my life who I will not allow to suffer, even if I’m only doing what I can in the moment. I’d rather do something than be ashamed that I did nothing.
“Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, ‘I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother.’ God wasn’t having a bad day when he made you… If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbor. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.” —Joel Osteen
Apparently Joel has not met my neighbors. 😛
I keep telling myself this as I battle multiple issues, including the idea of taking my life (an extremely serious issue, which is not open for discussion. I’ve learned during this year that very few people care, and I have no use for false friends or people who enjoy the pain of others solely because it makes them feel better about themselves.).
Every single day is a battle. It always feels like destruction and turmoil. Sometimes the strongest person you know is fighting the worst battle in the world, so it’s important for me not to judge people based on the surface, which happens to me all the time.
Here’s hoping we all find strength, and that we are all able to be honest about our issues, however difficult they may be. Tell someone you love them today.