✨What if I told you that behind this smile is a girl who is scared shitless?
✨What if I told you that right before I took this picture I drove around town for an hour crying my eyes out dry until I couldn't anymore?
✨What if I told you that behind this face is a mind filled with extreme insecurities, self doubt, and a past no one knows anything about?
I think if I told you that, you might be able to relate. .
💡I've been thinking.
It's so damn easy for us to cover up how we truly feel inside. It's easy to smile, to laugh, to cover up our true battles, to act like someone we are not, to act like we're thriving when really we are drowning, to create a persona that represents a completely different person. .
However, we all feel hopeless at times, insecure at times, and scared at times. These are feelings we don't share - because we are so terrified to exhibit any sort of negativity. What if people pull away? What if no one will relate? What if it comes off as negative?
💗You are not alone.
It's more than okay to fight your battles, to struggle, to figure out life. It's important to understand that everyone is going through it...life is scary for everyone. .
But that is the reason why being kind and empathetic is so important. We are all on earth together, and we all exist with similar struggles and battles. .
✨With that being said: I urge you to message someone today, let them know you are there for them. Ask them what you can do for them. I urge you to be kind to people, to be understanding, to be empathetic, and give people the benefit of the doubt. Yes, the world is a scary place...but it is in our control to spread love to the people around us. 🙏🏼It makes a bigger impact than you can ever imagine.