“O, wind, if winter comes, can summer be far behind?”
– Ode To The West Wind By Percy Bysshe Shelley
For the days when life seems to come to a standstill, I need you to know that this too shall pass. I need you to know that you have come a long way, there were quite a few hiccups but you have done well for yourself. The lessons were painful but you have learnt them. The discomfort and numbness that you feel right now indicate that you are on the right path, you are constantly evolving. You are not the same person you were yesterday. Your past doesn’t define you, and neither does your future. You are what you are right now.
For the days when life throws you curveballs, I need you to know that you will emerge victorious (there’s no two ways about it). Life was not supposed to be sorted or predictable, so it’s better not to mull over the same. I need you to know that you are neither a victim nor a fighter. You are a student, a traveller and anything you wish to be. You choose the role you want to play, your life is your stage and every act on this stage is happening for you. You are the protagonist of your own story, you will find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Just have faith in yourself.
For the days when the ache in your heart won’t subside, I need you to know that you are not alone. I need you to know that you are loved. Don’t shun your feelings, accept them, feel them and then let them go. At times things are just not supposed to work out and that’s the only closure you will get. But this doesn’t decide your self-worth, the way people treat you has everything to do with them and nothing to do with you. Those who truly love you will stay by your side, no matter what.
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