Hey, everyone! I want to ask you something.
If you’re out in the streets, on your way to school or work - or just in a crowded place..
Try to smile at strangers, OK? Give them a good, true smile! Maybe not everyone reacts, but the people who DO make it worth it.
Random smiles give people hope, you know? So when you smile at someone you don’t know, because you want to - it makes both of you feel much better.
So try, alright? I promise it’ll be worth it!
It gets better.
You probably feel like you’ve got this mask in front of your face, the entire time. Like you’re hiding yourself from the world and it hurts. One moment you want to hide from everyone, the other you want to scream. “Look at me!” You want to cry. “Can’t you see who I am? Can’t you see who I’m not?” And yet you don’t.
I know life hurts, right now. And I know you just want it all to fucking end. But everything comes to an end eventually - and I know that’s hard to believe. And I know these words aren’t a solution to the problem. I know, OK? I know.
But everything WILL get better. And you ARE worth it. And your story DOES matter.
It gets better. I promise.
Don’t be ashamed of who you are. Don’t be scared to show your pain. Because funny as it is, EVERYONE is pain. We’re all fucked up. The only people who aren’t AS fucked up - are the ones who tell.
So open up. Don’t let your beauty die down inside of you.