But what I’ve come to realise is that these moments of darkness show me a place that so many people live day in and day out. They show me a place concealed behind masks, drenched in shame and guilt
You stop taking things so damn personally. After all, it’s not really about you anyway.
A pre-emptive gratitude journal written in no chronological order for each day of February, just to help me get through this month when the daily grind starts to encroach in on my spirit.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.
“Don’t bother trying to be a good person. You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.”
We hold on to so many things that cause us unnecessary pain, stress, and suffering.
I really hope you’ve found something this month that resonated with you. The final days of May are about creativity and simply appreciating the joy of being alive, right here and now. “I like the smell of earth, the touch of waves, the taste of berries, the sight of trees, the sound of laughter, and the feeling of being fully alive.”
I feel like my purpose in life now is to shine a glaringly bright light on mental illness. I feel that by helping others out of that dark place is the best and most powerful way to truly honour my sister.
I’m so passionate about spreading positive self-love, especially to people who have anxiety and depression. I really believe changing this inner voice can create a whole magnitude of difference in their lives.
It was yet another rainy day and my cousin, my sister and I were having the time of our lives literally singing in the rain. I’m the one in the purple raincoat on the right, you can see the strain in my face as I tried to hit a high note to whatever song we were singing. This picture perfectly captures the playful innocence of child’s spirit.