Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day
September 5, 2019
I see you over there. And do you know something?
You are absolutely amazing.
You bring something completely unique to this world. Something that shines in a way absolutely nothing else can. Something our world wouldn't be complete without.
You bring YOU.
You may not see how special you are; how much the world desperately needs your unique blend of sunshine/sarcasm/honesty/flair/sparkly humor/dry wit/musical prowess/current event prowess/willingness to read all the books/unwillingness to back down/unending loyalty to your sports team/refusal to admit that rainbow sprinkles on peanut butter toast isn't an adult breakfast (sprinkle toast is too for everyone!). But I do.
And I think you rock.
Because you do.
I know there are days you that you don't/won't/can't agree with me. And you know something else?
That's okay too.
There may be seasons you can't imagine making it through; where an entire day stretches before you, and you cannot fathom how you're going to get all the way to nightfall. But you don't have to have that answer. You just have to get through the next hour. Or just the next minute. Some days, that's all you can do. And that's enough.
Just promise me you won't give up.
Because the world is so incredibly lucky - truly, genuinely, lucky - to have you in it. You are absolutely everything you need to be in this moment. And on the days you don't remember that, I'm right here to remind you.