"Some say, in life, you're gonna get what you give...but some things only God can forgive"
Sometimes life is confusing. You can be living in your own personal hell but also have some of the best things life has to offer. Without those things, you would surely be gone by now. You can survive on this unforgiving planet for so long, trying to do good, trying to be the best person you can, and still get stepped on, kicked, beaten. You fight so hard for the things you want most in life, but, again, are constantly kicked and brought down by your own self destruction...Time and time again and never learn. Sometimes you become so good at holding your smile on the outside, that even those closest to you have no idea how much you are actually dying on the inside. Sometimes you escape the abuse, neglect, the heartbreak. Sometimes you get the chance to survive. Even if it's by a thread... you are still here surviving. Striving, kicking, screaming your way to your dreams, to everything you've ever wanted. Sometimes it feels like you're drowning, like you can't tread water anymore and you want to give up. Something inside of you tells you that you can't stop, there is more to life, the waves will bring you back to shore, keep treading, keep moving forward, you've got this. Forgiveness is hard to give others, it is especially hard to give yourself... you MUST forgive yourself. Forgive yourself for feeling hate, for feeling hopeless, for feeling like you want to give up, forgive yourself when you feel like you can't forgive them. FORGIVE YOURSELF FIRST. #survivor #notavictim #nolongeraprisoner #selflove #forgiveness #selfcare #askforhelp #forgiveyourself #youvegotthis #treadwater #keepyourheadup #lifeishard