An Open Letter to My Friends and Family

When you wake up this morning, if you find yourself wondering why you even bothered or why you should keep trying…

When you lay your head to bed tonight, if you choke back tears as you stare at the ceiling and your thoughts drown in the memories of living…

If it feels like life is too much and like your life is just not worth living…

If your feet are exhausted from treading the water and your arms have grown tired from all of the swimming…

If your heart bleeds and it screams:

Enough is enough!

You’re ready to quit and sink to the bottom…

Please, know one thing:

You matter.

Believe it. Your life matters! Your death matters! Your voice matters! Your silence matters! Your love matters! Your hate matters! Your happiness matters! Your sadness matters! Your actions matter! Your inaction matters!

You matter.

If ever, for one second, you forget that or you have trouble believing, you find me no matter the hour. I will remind you as many times as required until you believe it.

You matter.