I sometimes have a small, stray thundercloud that follows me around. It makes me act a little sad, a little impatient, and maybe a little angry at trivial things. This thundercloud feeds on anxiety and apprehensiveness. It amplifies sadness and uncertainty. It tends to rain on those around me who didn’t realize they needed an umbrella. It floods my head with thoughts that are not my own, and sends residual uneasiness into the lives of those I care about the most. I really don’t want to feed the thundercloud any longer, but sometimes it’s easier to weather the storm than it is to reach through and try to find the sunshine.
Living with this storm is a challenge. It’s the first thing that comes to mind in the morning, and the very thing that initiates sleepless nights.
If so- if you are feeling lonely, unworthy, or getting eaten alive by the hole that lives in the pit of your stomach, then hear me out. If nobody told you today, I will. I will put my arms around you and tell you what needs to be said.
You are worth it. You are valued. You are loved.
Don’t give up. There is sunshine behind the clouds.
Write that down and repeat it to yourself until you believe it.
Because it’s true.