Life can throw some curveballs. It can be relentless at times. Other times, it may be a long-standing monotony or an uphill climb. So I have something simple you need to hear.
You Are Valuable
You are important. You matter. You are full of potential you haven’t even come close to tapping. At your best, you will be happy, fulfilled, and running on all cylinders.
But when you’re not, remember that sometimes you have to go through a valley to cross mountains. Sometimes you have to stumble in the dark between sunsets. Sometimes it’s hard to see where you are heading from where you are, much like a butterfly that isn’t yet free.
Maybe You Are Just Getting Ready
A butterfly struggles when it works to free itself from its cocoon; that struggle prepares its wings for flight. You may be in a valley. You may be in the dark. You may be struggling to free yourself. It may be no fun.
But that doesn’t mean you aren’t about to fly. That doesn’t mean that you aren’t about to make a difference. No matter how long the valley, if you are moving forward, if you are learning, if you are being honest with yourself and are persistent, you are on your way to better things.
A Simple Blessing
The difficulty is keeping buoyant through the valley – in keeping that hope meter high. So, if you are there, let me give you this simple blessing: you are valuable. You are important. You matter. You may not see it, feel it, or know it. But you are all that and more.
You may simply be working your way out of your cocoon. Take a breath and be okay with where you are. It may be right where you need to be.
And when you see sunlight, be ready to fly.