Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's going to be okay...

Dear Phenomenal Girl,

Isn't it funny how we go into panic attacks about things that haven't even happened, but that we are afraid of happening?

Even if we have made it through lots of hard things, and even ESPECIALLY if we have made it through lots of hard things, we still think this might be the thing that finally breaks us, and that we can't possibly have one more ounce of strength to handle the next big thing, so we panic about what might happen and what our response might be. We let our panic steal the joy of the moment we are in right now.

Here's the truth. You HAVE made it through so many things, but you didn't do it alone. You were able to muster up tremendous strength when you needed it, but that strength was not even all your own. You somehow handled things that you think you could never begin to handle again. But you did not handle those things alone.

So you can just breathe -- just be. Because no matter what happens, no matter what the next big thing it, you will NEVER have to handle it alone. You will ALWAYS be given strength that is not your own. Miracles will come to your rescue AGAIN if anything happens, and you don't have to worry because you didn't have to worry even back then, when things were so hard. Somehow you made it. And if you look back, it was not on your own. Because we are never, ever alone.

You made it through yesterday, you are making it through today, and you will make it through tomorrow. So decide to do it with JOY! Doesn't that feel so much better?

You are one strong cookie. But you still don't have to carry it all alone. Just breathe. Just be.


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