I remember when I was 5, I would cry at the kitchen table before going to bed.  I was scared that I would never wake up and miss out on everything in life.

What a sad and silly thing for a five year old to think, right?  However, I have realized over time that these worries at a young age are normal but they can easily manifest into bigger things, bigger problems when we get older… UNLESS we learn to admit and embrace these worries, embrace these struggles, embrace who we are at the very core.  Let’s be honest, we all have a little mess.  We all have our battles.  We all have our misfortunes.  We all have moments of loneliness.  We all have hurts somewhere tucked away.

To my family, friends, therapists, counsellors and mentors, you have given me strategies and tools to take life one day at a time.  But most importantly, it has been your love that has been the greatest gift of all.  Thank you.

So, today and everyday, make a special goal to embrace your pains and allow yourself to be open to others’ love in your life.  Rejecting suffering will only make your pains stronger.

Together let’s talk. You are never alone.

I love you!