Writing Your Grief Prompt #30

Because I love me, I…

…no longer waste my precious time or energy on explaining or justifying my choices. I am doing the best I can for me. I no longer try to explain myself to people who are committed to misunderstand me. I no longer spend my time with people who drain me of my energy,

Because I love me, I…

…work to make choices that are good for me. People, food, exercise, activities, therapy and everything else. I am trying to build a healthy, happy foundation for my future. I am committed to healing and growing and learning. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, to live when I didn’t want to. I’m going to make the effort worth it.

Because I love me, I…

…walk away from the table when Love is not being served.

Because I love me, I…

…am doing my best to show myself, as imperfect as I am, to the world. I am worthy of love even as I grieve and grow and try to recover from severe, life altering trauma. I try to be as authentically myself as I can in the hopes that, not only will other people feel safe to do so, but that I will find the people who love me just as I am.

Because I love me, I…

…give myself permission to be imperfect. I give myself grace when I make mistakes. I forgive myself for not knowing better. I push myself to learn from my mistakes and grow. I allow myself to feel whatever I feel without judgement, as often as I can. I allow myself to be weak and tired and sad when I need to. I remind myself I’m human and doing my best.

Because I love me, I…

…push myself to step outside my comfort zone. I try things I think I can’t do. I surprise myself all the time with what I am capable of. I dream and grow and push myself to be the best version of me that I can be.

Because I love me, I…

…look for balance. Rest and growth. Laughter and tears. Love and grief. Joy and anger. Healthy eating and dessert. Exercise and indulgence. Boundaries and forgiveness. Honoring the past and looking towards the future.

Because I love me, I…

…am careful with my broken heart. I’m loving myself the way I want someone else to love me again someday. I am showing the world how I want to be loved. I am giving myself what I lost when I lost everything. I’m learning that my most important relationship is the one with myself.

Because I love me, I….

…LIVED.

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