This is a reminder for you. You are loved. You are special. It is okay to cry and scream. It is okay to be home from school if you feel anxious or need to be alone and cry all day or if you just got three hours of sleep. You are strong even if you relapsed in your recovery. You are worthy even if all you did today was just lying in bed and watch netflix. You are a great person even if you have said or done some stupid things. You deserve the feeling of loving yourself.
Post-it Notes Left on the Train
Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.
Hey lil buddies.
I hope ur all ok.
Have you eaten yet? Taken your meds? Are you looking after yourself?
Be brave ok, ur strong, you’ve got this. I love you.
To everyone who is struggling right now:
I know you are fighting your own battle, and I am so proud of you. You are still in the ring, and that is so important. I don’t know how many times you’ve been knocked down, but I know you have fought against the weight of all your problems, all your self-doubt, all the negative voices inside your head and out telling you to just get over it, or to lay down and die.
You are still here and you are fighting. You are incredible.
You are worth the effort. You are enough the way you are. You may feel like you can’t even breathe for the weight of what you’re going through, but your heart is still beating. I know you’re tired of hanging on. I know you are exhausted. I know it hurts, and I’m so sorry.
I don’t know what is hiding in your past or happening in your present. I can’t promise a pain-free future, but I can promise that you deserve a chance to discover what’s in store for you. It doesn’t seem possible now, but it does get better. I want you to experience better.
If you are considering harming yourself or ending your life, please don’t. Not for me, or for anyone else, but for you. You may not believe it now, but you can beat this, and you are worth beating it for. So cry and scream and break whatever you need to, because your life is worth saving.
I know our dashes are filled with extremely stressful news these days (I know mine has been); just remember that it’s okay to blacklist these posts for your own mental well-being. It doesn’t make you a bad person to have your Tumblr be a safe space for you in a time of need.
Stay strong. Take care of yourself and each other <3
robin williams died today.
here is a list of things that robin williams was:
- and sad.
that’s important, the “and sad,” because sometimes sadness can feel like the only thing we are. it can feel all-encompassing. it can feel like the only thing anyone could possibly see, when they look at you: sad. that person is so, so, sad.
but there is always an “and.” we are never just sad. we are never only. we are always and.
we have all known people who were sad, who are sad; some of us are ourselves sad. being sad does not remove the other parts of us, though it can make them harder for us to see. when you are sad, you don’t necessarily feel like you are also funny, and sharp, and clever, and kind.
but you still are. you don’t have to feel like something to be it.
those things are written on your bones, they are woven into the fabric of your skin. sadness can feel so big, so big and overwhelming and complete, even when it is not a directed sadness. maybe especially when it is not a directed sadness, when it’s a depression that has no direct cause and nothing we can name.
sometimes the sadness is too big. people try to cut it out, or starve it out, or drink it down, or drug it silent. if this is you: i’m sorry. if this is you: you are not alone. if this is you: remember that the solution is never to give up, because you do not live in a vacuum. there are people waiting for you. there are films and songs and books and not-sadness waiting for you. i know that you don’t feel like waiting, but wait anyway.
if you need help, ask for it. here’s a link to crisis centers across the globe. if you live in the U.S., this is the national suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
robin williams died today, but the genie didn’t, and mrs. doubtfire didn’t, and peter pan didn’t. sean maquire didn’t, and professor philip brainard didn’t, and alan parrish didn’t. batty koda didn’t. john keating didn’t. you didn’t.