Sit down with me for a second and can we talk about you.
I want to know exactly what you are thinking, exactly what you are feeling, what exactly has upset you today and what you think of yourself. I truly want to hear every thought in your mind. I want you to cry, I want you to scream, I want you to just not sit in silence with me – I want you to be open. Be open with me like you have not been open with anyone else. I know you haven’t spoken to many people else you wouldn’t be here now.
When was the last time something made you laugh? And please don’t say ‘I can’t remember the last time’ because I know laughter is one of the greatest things you have ever felt and you remember each and every time.
What is your happiest memory as a child? Any difficulties aside.
If you can seek these happy moments previous, you can have them in your future. But you cannot have a future, without life.
Do I deserve unhappiness? Am I worthless? Is the world against me?
We both know the answer to these questions are:
Happiness is our human birth right.
We are not worth less than what we deserve, which we have just established is happiness.
The world cannot be against anyone, it is not a conscious being, it does not decide anything.
Do not get stuck in your depression. Please. Do not let it chew you up, swallow you down and spit you out.
And if it does?
Let’s spin it into something good.
I’m here years on after I wanted to leave and not come back. I’m writing for you. To show you, your light may be dim – but let’s reignite it.
A flame can be both beautiful or destructive.