This is the time of the year that most people feel the mood shift with the season... a lot of articles and books address that issue well enough, so there's no need for me to make an entry about the causes and treatments we have these days. Instead, I will speak to my friends.
And I will speak to my friends' friends, and to people I only speak to on the web, and to those who don't really know who the heck I am, to everyone in general that is going to a really tough time now. It seems to me that everywhere I look, a person is dealing with more than they think they can handle. Today more than ever, we are being bombarded with problems and more problems and conflicts and dissapointment and sadness and the empty feeling that leaves a hole in our heart. Our shoulders get heavy, our mind gets troubled, our heart starts to doubt. And we wonder why. Why does the wind keep trowing sand at our faces, why do friends leave us alone, why does life have to be so hard, and why, why, oh why, can't we see the light at the end of the long tunnel. We forget what sunshine really feels like, because for the longest time there's been four winters in our miserable year of life.
I speak to you that are sure you did something to deserve a mediocre life; to you that feel inferior than the rest of the world; to you that wish you could hide under your bed forever; to you that is beginning to doubt every good thing and experience you've had in the past; to you that are simply planning on giving up. And to you, I have a little something to say:
You are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are a ray of sunshine for those who are lucky enough to know you. You are special. You are unique. You are irreplaceable. You are powerful. You are loved. And believe it or not, my friend, you are strong.
Don't loose faith in people, and especially in God. Do NOT loose faith in you. keep your chin up, even if that means getting more sand in your eyes. Do not let fear and doubt take control. Only you can be you, and you are a jewel in God's crown. Do not let yourself be defeated, but take control... and even though you may feel like no one notices or cares about you... that's a big, ugly, fat lie.
I care, and I barely know you. How much more would your Father in Heaven care?