Written by Ann Brennan
Social media can be a place where we share what we had for dinner, how our latest date went or the cute photos of our kids, dogs and cats. Or it can be a place to share something that touched our hearts with someone who needed to see it. In the past two weeks two people have done just that for me.
First, the therapist I was working with in the day program on the psych ward shared this. She said she read it and thought of me. I read it to my husband and he thought someone had written it about me. It touched my heart and gave me a start to realizing that I am enough.
I Am Enough
Written by Molly Mahar
I am full of sparkle and compassion.
I genuinely want to make the world a better play.
I love hard.
I practice kindness.
I’m not afraid of the truth.
I am loyal, adventurous, supportive and surprising.
I am a woman.
I am enough.
I make mistakes, but I own them and learn from them.
Sometimes I make a lot of mistakes.
Then this afternoon, another friend sent me this, saying the same thing, “I read it and thought of you.” I read it and cried. Because yes, it has gotten bad and it has gotten really dark and I do hurt so very much but I believe all the rest will be true as well.
If I could have a conversation with myself from 3 1/2 years ago I would tell that girl this:
1. It’s gonna get really bad. It’s gonna get really dark. You’re going to hurt.
2. But you will have friends that will have your back. And they will be good friends.
3. You’re gonna really learn about love. And mercy. And forgiveness. From both directions.
4. You will come away strong.
5. You will learn to really think.
6. And you will be glad you didn’t quit.
7. Finally, you will wake up one random day in August and know it’s all okay. And it will be.
Written by Karin Worth
Social media is often underrated. It becomes the place people waste time. The place where we share the most inane elements of our lives but it is also the place where we encourage, inspire and motivate others to be the best person that they can be, to fight through when they want to give up and sometimes simply let someone know they are not alone.