Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you were the one who carried you through the heartache, through the bad days and the worse days. You are the one who sits on the shower floor, and picks yourself up. You are the one who cries yourself to sleep, and turns around to smile at your loved ones. You are the one who takes care of your body, who feeds it, who clothes it, who tucks it into bed, and you should be proud of that. Having the strength to take care of yourself when everyone around you is trying to mess you up, ignore you, or is simply busy taking care of themselves—that is the strongest thing in the universe.

You need to remind yourself that you are important and that everything you do is an achievement. If all you do today is take a shower then good for you, you are clean. If all you do is get out of bed, then good for you, that’s awesome. If all you did was sleep, then good for you, at least you’re well rested. ♦