“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”
“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”
stretch marks and freckles and moles and birthmarks and scars are all absolutely gorgeous and should not be thought of as flaws on the skin but as beautiful adornments - like constellations lighting the night sky, jewels embellishing a crown, or wildflowers brightening a grassy hillside.
i don’t know why we were taught to feel ashamed of these things on our body that colour and individuate us when we see their equivalent in almost all non-human entities as beyond beautiful.
Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.