Stream of Consciousness

Stand Up

For who you are.

What you feel.

What you know to be true.

What you need.

 

And I’m not talking about picking up a sign and chanting in a crowd for a cause (though I do believe there’s a place for that, absolutely).

I’m talking about standing up for yourself in your relationships.

Setting boundaries and holding them in a loving, respectful manner. Saying no. Being honest, even if it means someone you love is going to be upset with you.

 

We act like saying no makes you mean, selfish, evil. And saying yes means you love someone dearly and you’re willing to go the extra mile.

But saying yes is sometimes the very worst thing you could do. Sometimes, a ‘no’, is what everyone involved needs.

 

Anywho. Wherever you are. Please know that your health matters. How you feel, your needs, your dreams… these things ALL MATTER. Don’t ignore yourself, please. It can be all too easy to ignore what you know you need in times like this.

You matter.

Now act like it.

**hugs**

 

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Stream of Consciousness

fight

give yourself credit

forgive your past mistakes

let go of what you think makes you unworthy or unlovable

 

you matter

you’re needed

don’t give up on yourself or your dreams

 

fight

even if fighting means all you do is get up and do what you can – fight

even if you don’t feel it

hope for it

even if you can’t hope or trust or believe or find it in yourself to feel anything good at all – keep going.

keep moving and the feeling will eventually follow

 

don’t give up on yourself

 

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