You can tell someone a million times they’ll be okay,
But you can’t convince them,
Because they’re walking down that road themselves.
You can tell them similar stories of what happened to you,
But it doesn’t mean they’re instantly healed.
It just means that some things take time to process and get used to.
If someone appears to you as weak,
It means they’re facing something new and they need support.
We walk through these difficult roads at our own pace, not the pace that people have set for us.
You can’t heal just because someone orders you to,
You can’t get over something until you’ve taken that dive yourself into what’s bothering you,
Until you’ve lived it and dealt with it in your own unique way.
You won’t know it until you’ve peeled away the thick layers of strength,
And faced the things that terrify you.
You won’t know until you’ve noticed our vulnerabilities,
And accepted them as the things that make you unique.
With time and some bravery,
You can turn your vulnerabilities into everything that makes you shine.