When you’re the kind of girl who is always there for others; you feel a lot. You have depths within you, an ocean for a heart and you keep falling for people who are too scared to swim. You get hurt easily. You ache wondering if someone will ever give you the comfort you so freely give to others.
And when that doesn’t happen, you heal yourself. You find strength and comfort in things than people. You find energy in your solitude, you find hope in your dreams and you rest your restless soul in dark abyss. You build yourself up, tell yourself that you don’t need anyone to save you, that you don’t need anyone to steady your foundation.
But you do.
See, sometimes the girl who is always there for everyone else, needs someone there for her. Sometimes, the girl who smiles the widest holds the darkest sufferings. Sometimes, the girl who encourages everyone around the most also needs to be told that she is appreciated, that she matters; sometimes she needs to be encouraged herself.
So, if you’re the girl who is always there for others, know that your heart is rare. Know that you hold within an ability to calm the storms whirling in people. Know that you give people hope, that you inspire them by acknowledging the pieces of them that most ignore, that you make them feel appreciated and wanted; that you make people feel like they have a purpose in life.
However, also remind yourself that you are not invincible. Your heart needs rest. You need rest. Remind yourself that you don’t need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, that you may not be able to save everyone, that you may not be able to heal every pain and suffering they’ve been through. Remind yourself that you deserve to take all the energy you put out into the world and invest it back into yourself from time to time. That you are worthy of the love you keep giving away to everyone else. Remind yourself that you don’t always have to be strong, have to be a fixer. Remind yourself that you can be human, that you can ask for help; that you don’t always have to be the one to save yourself.