Remember, You Are Loved

Photo by Ylanite Koppens

The holidays can be hard on everyone. This joyous time of year can also cause loneliness, anxiety, grief, and melancholy. It can force you to miss the ones you’ve lost, regret past decisions, and long for a fresh start.

I want to remind you to look at the whole picture of your life. Not just the snapshot of the last two weeks before the New Year. Not just the last few months. Look at your whole life–the joys, sorrows, and lessons.

You are not alone. You are enough. You are strong. You have much more to be grateful for than you think. And you are loved more than you realize. No one can deny that life is tough, but so are you. After all, you are still here.

In time, things will work out the way they should. Just keep moving forward, and keep spreading love and kindness.

happy holidays