Dear Twenty-Something

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t

June 23, 2018

23 June 2018

“Anyone who has ever been able to sustain good work has had at least one person–and often many–who have believed in him or her. We just don’t get to be competent human beings without a lot of different investments from others.” – Mr. Rogers

Dear Twenty- Something,

Take a look at that person in the mirror.

See those eyes staring back at you? The ones that so often were filled with tears these past six months?

Look in those eyes. Those are the eyes of someone who finally reached the oasis.

Those grey hairs you are so desperately trying to hide?

Badges of honor for a battle well fought.

Now look at that weary person in the mirror and say: YOU DID IT. YOU did it.

There. That feels a little better- no?

Now stop and think of all of the people: the friends who prayed you through. The parents who let you cry and shout. The husband who woke up day in and day out to make you coffee. The people who checked in. The people who understood when plans had to be cancelled.

Thank them. Without them, you wouldn’t be here right now. These are the people that love you the most.

Take a deep breath. What once seemed impossible, is done.

 

You did it.

You. Freaking. Did. It. 

Don’t you ever let anyone tell you that you can’t.

-S

 

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