I know you must be tired of hearing people say this, but it is true. Life is also complicated, mean, rude... hell, life is a bitch. But that doesn't mean that life can't be great, either.
People will try really hard to bring you down -sometimes even without a reason- but you can't pay attention to them because, as Dr. Seuss says, those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't pay attention to the negative things around you, no matter how much they might haunt you down at night. Instead, focus on your friends, on your family, on your animals. Instead, focus on anything that brings you happiness and anything that makes you smile.
But most importantly, remember that you're loved by many, even when you can't even love yourself.
Today, I received a message that wasn't very nice, and so, my friends made that heart for me hoping that it would make me smile. And yeah, it totally did. He thought that he was being silly, but I'm an artist at heart, and I can't help but let my imagination run wild from the moment I wake up and my brain starts to work.
He gave me an idea, and although it is rather silly, I'm pretty sure I don't lose anything just by trying.
A while back, I got a message from an anon telling me how I had saved their lives because I tweeted that they were unique and loved, and this person has been so incredibly sweet, that every day since that happened, they send me a "Thank you."
Spreading hate is so much easier than spreading love. One hurtful word can undo many, many positive actions; it can make you spiral back into depression or it can even turn you into someone bitter. One message, specially if it goes along the lines of "kill yourself" or "you're not worth it" can end a life quicker that it takes them to type that out.
Please, before you send hate to anyone, anonymously or not, just think of the repercussions it might have. Seriously, think about how much you would dislike having a stranger tell someone that you love to just end their lives because they annoy them. Don't be that person, be better, be great. Send them a hug or a kiss instead. Tell them they are amazing. Share all the love you can possibly feel and help humanity be better.
I know there's not really much that I can do, and I know that is not enough, but I'll keep tweeting random messages of love to complete strangers. And maybe, if everyone would just share a tiny bit of love with a strangers, things would be so much better.
Meanwhile, though, I'll try to leave my mark somewhere else.
A one dollar bill is something that basically every American has in their hands at least once in their lives, therefore, I'm just going to write that specific message whenever I get one and then I'll pass it along. Hopefully, it will reach a couple of people, and hopefully, these people will smile because some stranger cares enough about them to make them feel loved.
Please, know that you're loved, even when life is kicking your ass. Please, know that you'll be incredibly missed, even when you think that nobody cares about you. Please, hold on, be brave, dare to change the world. Please, look for help if you need it and don't give up. Never give up.
You're special. Don't forget that. And if you ever need to talk, about anything, my inbox is always open. Always.