I am working on providing for myself the validation I so often seek from others. It has been a life long struggle, but I know I’m doing better.
Still, it feels nice to be recognized for your hard work every once in a while.
So, dear reader, I want to let you know that you are doing a great job.
How could I possibly know? Because I know people are loving, hardworking, and capable of infinite growth. While circumstances can be unjust, unsafe, and emotionally draining — people can move on. They rise above their circumstances, often accepting help from those who are unironically trying to make the world a better place.
You are one of those people receiving help. You are also one of the people making the world better. Through the things you create, the ideas you share, the people you help.
Could you do more? Yes. We all could.
But remember how much you have learned since you came into this world. Consider all the work you did today to make your life and the universe better. Acknowledge how many people count you as a blessing in their lives.
When you think of it that way? You are doing GREAT.