If everything is going great for you, I’m glad it is. If it’s not, I want you to know that you’ll get through this. It will take time, but you will. Have faith in yourself and trust your gut. It’ll be alright. Just breathe.
If you feel guilty about stopping whatever you’re doing just to stare at the sky, it’s okay. It’s okay to want to stop all the clocks and arrest the movement of the sun just before it disappears into the hills. It’s okay to want to grab the sun in your fist and gently place it anywhere you want to on the sky and it’s okay to want to smudge some of its yellow and orange and red onto this two dimensional void, even if it feels like you’re wasting your time. If you love the chemistry of the sky and the sun and the hills, if it makes you happy and makes your heart skip a beat or two, let that spectacular sunset take your breath away for a while. It’s okay. Just breathe.
If you curse yourself for writing nonsensical poetry when you’re supposed to get some work done, don’t. Sometimes it’s better to create than to force yourself to do something that drains you. Remember, your creativity is your best outlet; there’s nothing wrong about doing something that heals you. Create, express, and do so relentlessly if that’s what you love. Just breathe.
If you don’t love your family, it’s okay. Blood relation doesn’t always equate to love. If they don’t think you’re good enough for their liking, constantly taunt you, don’t treat you well, you have every right to not care. It’s fine. Just breathe.
If you feel worthless, give it some time. You’ll find your passion soon enough. You have your entire life ahead of you. Just breathe.
If you can’t make decisions because you’re too depressed at that point of time, tell a level headed friend of yours to help you out. If you trust them enough, tell them why you don’t want to decide for yourself. They’ll help. Trust me. Just breathe.
If you are crying over the person who left you broken, don’t lose faith in love. You’ll find a person who makes your life look like a movie. Wait for a while. It’ll happen. Just breathe.
If you don’t know what to do with your life, take a shower for as long as you want. Wear your favourite cotton shirt. Eat your favourite sandwich. Listen to your private playlist. Close your eyes. Take a nap. Think. Paint. Sing. Play. Laugh. Write. Talk. Cry. Whatever makes you feel better. You’ll find a way, eventually. You probably can’t, now. But you will. Just breathe.
It just takes a little bit of faith and a dainty, metaphorical sprinkle of pixie dust sometimes. Just breathe.
Dear stranger, it will all fall back into place soon enough. Believe. Breathe.