I need to warn you that I have not been myself since August. Some people realize it. Some don’t. It’s okay. I found this awesome quote for my friend, and I am going to post it on my Facebook Burned Hand Page
In looking for that quote, it lead me to another discovery…I know I am not alone. When people ask me how I am doing, I give the cursory “I’m here” if I’m really struggling or the “Okay” if I am indeed okay. I know that when we ask people how they are doing as we pass them, we are expecting a short answer. Only those who seek me out and say “Hey, I noticed you have been missing. Are you doing okay?” get the real answer. Several of my friends are going through tough times right now, and I am thinking of them even though they might answer the question the same way I do. I know you are not okay, and it’s okay to tell me. I just want you to know that. So while this might not seem like a motivation, it actually is. I am motivating you to be real with yourself and your close friends. The ones who look you in the eye and know.
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.” ~Jim Morrison