We were out for dinner tonight, and eventually a beautiful young woman in her 20's walked in and sat down at the table across from us with some friends. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a semi-colon tattoo down her side, and all I could do was just smile, happy that she didn't do it, happy that she was able to overcome her demons and that she was still here, and what a waste it would have been.
The greatest gift that I've ever received are the angels in my life that helped to pull me back into the light, when my own post-cancer demons had gotten the better of me. The greatest gift that I've been able to give, is to have been that light for others facing the same.
You are beautiful. You are unique. You are worthy. To believe anything else is betraying yourself. When you can't feel that and you're hurting like this, help is always out there. Talk to someone. Talk to me. Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)' right there. The world needs you. <3