make them angry
but it will
make you free.” —Anonymous
Doing what is best for me
hurts other people.
But I have to do it anyways because
I am just as worthy of my love as they are.
I am just as worthy of my care as they are.
I am just as worthy of being okay as they are.
You don’t give up.
You don’t give in.
You are stronger than that.
You are worth more than that.
You stand up.
You raise your defenses
and you fight.
You fight, until the end -
because you are worthy of the outcome.
I know that I am worthy of love.
Always look on the bright side of life.
The darkness can never fight off the sun.
The light will always win.
I put on something a little more tight fitting than usual and looked in the mirror and said,
“This is me,
this is all I’ve got.
I have to live with it.”
Then, I walked out the door.