Just Listen

Miranda Smith, All Rights Reserved.

I don't know your name. I don't know your life story but I can guess you're hurting right now. If you're not then that's great, I'm glad for you. If you are, have a hug. I know a hug won't make all your problems disappear but it makes you feel better, right? You might be stuck between a rock and a hard place right now, you might think it will never get better and that you're going to be hurting forever.

I won't bore you with clichés and try and understand what you're going through, I can't, I just can't. Each persons' suffering is unique and as such, nobody can really understand what they are feeling. We may feel similar, but not the same, never the same. I just want to share something with you, it won't take long, ten minutes, maybe more, maybe less but you won't regret it. I hope so, anyway.

We all hurt at some point. Whether it's a little, or a lot. Us as a species, can understand the pain that comes with being down in the dumps or depressed. So for those people, I am writing this for you. Yes you, the person reading this right now. Perhaps you are sitting there, down on your luck and feeling like sh*t, perhaps you are not. Regardless, I have written this for anybody who needs it.

You are strong and you are unique. Every single 6,973,738,433 of you are unique, a different mass of atoms, matter and DNA. Different brains with different thoughts and different dreams. Never let anybody tell you that it's bad to be different, we're all different, no two people are the same. Not even twins.

Without a shadow of a doubt. You are beautiful. You might not be the perfect size zero and you might not have perfect skin, but who cares, you're beautiful. You are all Earth's children and she loves you all equally, regardless of race, sexual orientation or your clothes size. You may not feel it but you are loved by someone, somebody, someplace loves you.

I won't try and understand your pain. Nor will I tell you it gets better, even if it will one day. I'll just tell you that you're strong and you can get through this. Fight it. Fight the pain and never let it win. You're still alive now so why quit, play the game of life. Make the most of the life you have. Sing. Dance. Laugh. Love. It doesn't matter how you do it, just do it. Never give into your pain. It would be such a loss for you to leave.

You may feel like you've got nothing achieve – have achieved nothing and believe me, I've been there, got the scars and come back alive. Don't give up on your dreams, I can't stress this enough. If you want to do it, then do it.

Live.

If your life is good then great, keep smiling that beautiful smile. You deserve it, cherish every happy moment with everything you have. Just know that you've earned your happiness for it may not have always been that way. If it isn't then fight through it, stay strong and be resilient. Never, never give up. Please, it would be such a waste.

Well, I guess that's all I have to say. See, that didn't take too long did it now?

With Love,

MKS