Here is a simple letter. This letter thanks the person who wakes up every morning barely wanting to, but does anyway. This letter is to the survivor, the warrior, and the one who keeps pushing through. This letter is for you.
You might not know me, or maybe you do. You might not see me, but I see you. I see you barely wanting to get out of bed and pushing yourself to do what you have to. You seem to get everything done or nothing at all. But no matter those intrusive thoughts, they seem to never make you fall.
This is a thank you letter for always doing your best. Whatever you can produce that day is good enough so never forget it. You invest so much time wondering what is wrong; you might blame yourself for most of it, but forget how important your life is and how much you belong.
I thank you for surviving and putting in so much work. If no one sees the immense effort you put in, me? I know it all for sure.
Thank you for helping me see that there is a way through the moments. Knowing that you survived and continue to helps me to focus. I used to get sucked into the ideas of my own mind. It was scary to know I thought that up all by myself, why can’t I leave all those thoughts behind?
But, nevertheless, seeing you strive is all the motivation I need to know I can make it myself.
Thank you for helping me through my depression even if you don’t know it. Your life is important and mine is too. Only an ounce of hope will pull us through. Our experiences are different, that I know of course. But, it’s that power and courage that makes us a mighty force.
We can do this, I know we can. I thank you every day for your story. We both stand.
I’ll leave you with this message I often remind myself: You are worthy of life, love, and peace so be gentle with your journey.
With love and light,
Someone who fights too
Nina is a Latina from Brooklyn, NY who struggles with depression and anxiety. She finds refuge and healing through her writing since she graduated from college in 2016. Nina writes to spread awareness and hope to those who struggle with their mental health silently. She also strives to motivate and encourage self-acceptance. She enjoys creating creative and uplifting content on her blog SparklyWarTanks.com where she shares her experiences, notes, poems, quotes, and articles