Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
I am better than I was yesterday
just a silly little comic- I guess the moral of the story is it’s important to leave your comfort zone once in a while.
I made a promise to myself, that I would no longer live as a broken person. I made a choice to fight every single day for more —- more joy, more peace, more hope, more love, and more good.
I decided that trying is better than spending the rest of my life on this earth being miserable and lonely in my skin. I decided that I am worthy of love, community, healing, and freedom. I decided that hating myself is wrong and cruel and defeating. I don’t want my soul to be filled with hate and sorrow anymore. I want to try day by day to fill it with love, with joy, with hope, and with dreams. This is the only story I get to live out, and I don’t want even one more page to be filled with darkness.
I am going to keep this promise. I’m going to fight for restoration and liberation. I am going to take it a day at a time and try to put the pieces of myself into a better shape. I’m going to reach out to my family and my friends when I am feeling weak and let them support me. I am going to ask for help when I am stumbling, when I am scared, and when I am lost. I am going to allow people to love me, be there for me, and speak life into me.
My past will no longer be my prison. I will no longer be held captive by the wounds inflicted on me. I will love myself more for the trauma I have been through. I will be gentle with myself through the process of healing I am going through. I will remember the truth; I am precious, lovely, powerful, brave, and loved. I am not trash. I am not shameful. I am not stupid. I am not ugly. I am not worthless. I am not hopeless. I am mending and growing into a whole person. It is beautiful and it is painful, but I know I am being remade and redeemed. I promise to come alive in my story. I promise to take each day I am given as an opportunity to learn, to love, to help, and to grow.
It’s a promise I will not break because my life is at stake. Some days are easier than others, but regardless of the highs and lows I keep going. I keep fighting. I keep believing. I keep facing my demons and vanquishing my ghosts. I keep choosing life because I decided I deserve more than brokenness, shame, misery, and pain.
You deserve to live. Your story is still being written in each new day. You are a precious human being and today you can make the choice to live as one. You can decide that you will fight the chaos in your mind, and choose to let people help you. You can choice hope. You can choose love.
You don’t have to live as a broken person anymore. That was never who you were meant to be. You are and have always been a beloved, beautiful, precious, and meaningful person.
Promise me that you’ll live that truth out going forward.
Dele Olanubi(via aprayerfortoday)
Blowing the Clouds Away
A windy day at Honeymoon Island State Park, Florida. Comprised of 18 photos each with a sixty second exposure.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil
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