To a dear friend;
I do not know what is ailing you, but I can tell you that I am afraid too. Life is overwhelming, confusing, unfair, and stressful. This is true. But life is also beautiful. We can decide to either live in the shadows or walk in the light. Living in the shadows does seem easy, but it’s a dark horrible place that will consume you whole, a place filled with regret, self-pity, and sorrow. However, walking in the light takes effort. I won’t lie. It’s hard to be happy, but it’s definitely possible, even in the worst of circumstances. So I pray of you to take that effort to be happy. Open your eyes and see the positives in this sea of negatives. Keep your head up high and keep moving forth. I don’t know what lies ahead, the unknown is scary as fuck, but at least there is something ahead. I know you are not a religious person, nor am I, but have faith that everything will be alright. Because chances are that everything will be alright, that’s how life works. The doom and gloom are temporary fixtures that haunt us, but they do not last. Reach out for the light. Seek comfort in those who care for you. Be grateful for the beauty that surrounds you. Love what you have right now at this very moment. Fill yourself with love by first loving yourself. I know it’s hard when people keep bringing us down, when there are thousands of naysayers and even more false-prophets of nihilism. Don’t falter to the sadness that litters our books, films, music, and even tumblr/facebook/twitter feeds. Don’t falter to the idea that sadness can bring inspiration. Remember that happiness can bring inspiration too. Whatever is ailing you is only temporary, there is plenty to look forward, there is plenty to cherish. I’m trying to figure out life too. It’s a clusterfuck of confusion and contradiction, I know this all too well. But there are wonderful people here for you, in one capacity or the other. Life has its perks, just open your eyes and see the beauty.