Journal Entry: Tue Mar 12, 2013, 5:00 PM
I want you look at these words. Look at the cuts on your arms or the wounds on your heart.
Look at the somber weights you carry around. Look at the past that won't leave you.
Look at the pain that you suffer every day. And then, look back here.
Put your hand on the left side of your chest. Can you feel that? It's your heart.
It's beating. You're alive. Take a breath and close your eyes. Think of everything.
Everything that is good and right and wonderful in this world.
Then look back at this. Take a moment to realize that you are a human being, you are
something that can function and live and make decisions and love and hate. You can destroy
or create. You are an individual. You are alive, and only you can control what you do.
You are beautiful, because you have something inside you that no one else does. It's your own
thoughts, your own ideas, your own likes and dislikes, your own sorrows and joys. And not everyone
will understand this. But you will. No matter what anyone says about you,
no matter what weakness you may have that they shove in your face
no matter how many times they hurt you,
they cannot change that you are yourself.
Love who you are.
We are only human, and we will make mistakes. We will not be perfect.
But mend your broken wings and push away the pain, leave it behind as you look forwards.
There are things you haven't seen, people you haven't met, places you haven't been. Go do.
Have you ever thought that in just one moment, you can change someone's life?
There are people that love you, people that support you and care for you, whether you know it or not.
If you give it up now, what chance will you have of doing these things??
What is life if you throw it away??
So put down the razor, put down the blade. Stop yourself from pulling the trigger.
Cut the ropes. Break the chains that shackle you to your pain. Let go.
You can overcome. I believe in you. You are alive.
You are here for a reason, and that is something you must find.
As long as you are alive, you can change your path--find a new beginning.
Tell someone you love them. Do away with the things that drag you down.
Accept who you are--even if others don't. It is you that matters.
And as horrible as things seem, as awful and impossible as they seem, they can be overcome.
As long as you believe that you are strong enough to defeat these demons, you can.