A Message to my Brothers & Sisters of the World

You are a miracle.

You are a gift. You are a jewel in the face of outstanding odds. 

You may not see it fully yet, but you will.

The simple act of your presence should pause you into a moment of personal praise. 

You need no one else's interpretation of you. You need no one else to approve of you.  You have given love even in the face of the deepest darkness. 

So, love yourself to healing. Love yourself enough to heal your trauma.  Love yourself enough to give yourself a chance. Love yourself enough to create your own brilliance and celebrate it. 

Love yourself so much that you see that self love reflected in the eyes of those around you. Love yourself enough to know you are enough. Just as you are in that quiet place of your heart. 

We are the ones we have been waiting for. We can make this better. We can. We've done it before. We can do it again. 

Heal yourself then throw the lifelines. Imagine if we all did that together.