I have sat down dozens of times to write.
Trying to articulate in a way that is genuine, but not a sob-story, that I am going through some shit.
...Trying to find a way to wrap it in a pretty bow and spin some encouragement for you in there with it.
But the words wont come.
I'm growing and it freaking hurts.
And I don't fully understand it.
But I TRUST it. Tremendously, I trust it.
Whatever this is, whatever I am learning and growing through, I know it's for the best.
But that doesn't make it less sucky.
So, I don't have joyful, bubbly words for you today.
I can't fill you up right now because, for now, I need me more than you do.
But if you're growing through something too, just know that you're not alone.
If you're not going through anything right now then hug someone close to you who is.
I wrote a children's poem yesterday.
It's called Everyone Struggles.
This kid is sad 'cuz his mom doesn't give hugs.
And her heart is hurting 'cuz she lost her pet bug.
She cries at night 'cuz she has spots on her face.
He feels embarrassed 'cuz he got last place.
Everyone struggles one time or another.
It's our job just to love on each other.
Offer a smile, a hug or an epic high five.
Tell someone today you're happy they are alive.
We all have a reason to be on this earth.
But everyone struggles to see their own worth.
So, go shine your light, love all who you meet.
Loving the whole world might be your personal feat.
I'm cheering for you...
And for us.