I am continually reminded of this fact. People walk into your life for a reason. Sometimes it takes us a while to see the reason. Sometimes it is sitting right there in front of us – what we want or need – and we don’t give it a chance. But when we give that person a chance, it is amazing to see what they have to offer. Even if at first, you don’t quite want it. In the end, the universe gave you an amazing gift of this person. See what they have to offer – and make sure you are not the amazing person that they need in your life before you dismiss it.
First off – MANATEE!! Second – you are worth taking care of yourself. Do what it is that makes you feel good. Do not wait until someone else does it for you. You know best what you need. Seek it out. Ask for it. Demand what you need for your self care. Because it is greater than health, it’s mental health. Take care of you. Because if you don’t know how to take care of you, no one will know how to take care of you.
To be honest, seeing this reminded me of one of my favorite Pink songs with the opening lines of :
“White knuckles and sweaty palms from hanging on too tight
Clenched shut jaw, I’ve got another headache again tonight
Eyes on fire, eyes on fire, and they burn from all the tears
I’ve been crying, I’ve been crying, I’ve been dying over you
Tie a knot in the rope, tryin’ to hold, tryin’ to hold,
But there’s nothing to grasp so I let go…”
Sometimes you must let go else be dragged. Sometimes holding on to something – a person, an idea, or whatever – does you more harm than good. So instead of tying a knot at the end of the rope, you should just let go of the rope. Think about that next time something is dragging you down. Is it worth it? Or is it time to let go?
Bonus Pink song!
It was put up for a reason. Never forget that.