There is a secret truth to human beings that no one speaks about. At one time or another everyone has desperately wanted for someone to care about them and feel joy when they come around. To feel a part of something that makes them connected. It is the easiest thing in the world to do, and the thing many simply don’t do. Being vulnerable scares most people. Letting others know they need to be appreciated, loved, and accepted for themselves, is too scary. Letting yourself need people and admit it is seen as weakness, but the real truth is, allowing yourself to be that vulnerable is, in fact, a strength. People respond when you admit you are human and need them, because they probably need you too, they just couldn’t let themselves admit it. So, this letter is for you.
I like you. I like your smile and your laughter. I like that you do kind things even though no one sees you. I like that you talk to yourself and mutter over things that need done. I like that you make small messes as you attempt to get things “just right”. I like that you wait until the dark of night to cry before you go to bed, because that is where you cannot hide your feelings anymore. I like you. I like that you dress in sweats and baggy t-shirts sometimes. I like that you laugh at the television. I like that you secretly eat M&m’s and Ice cream at 2 am in bed. I like the small and big of you. The parts of you that mess up and need to know that it’s ok. The parts of you that are not certain of their acceptance by others. Afraid that if I know your secrets, you will be rejected. I will not reject you. I like you. I like you no matter what. Sometimes you will mess up and need me to speak strongly for you to heal. Sometimes you will be bad and need me to remind you to be better than that. I know you can be more…I believe there is more to you than that.
I may not know you, but I like you. I am someone who considers you when I am sad. I think about the fact that you are somewhere lonely and sad too. Then I don’t feel alone. I picture you holding my hand, and I hold yours too. Cause even if we don’t know one another we need that touch to get through stuff. If you haven’t someone like that near you, I will be. Even if we never meet, I want happiness for you. I want you to know I am joyful that you exist. That the world would be lost without you. Please don’t feel forgotten. Don’t feel you lack something. For me, I only need you to be good to yourself. I want that for you. Don’t give up. Please don’t give up.
Write me in comments, I will respond. That is why it is there.
No matter what, someone in this world is glad you are alive.
I know, because that someone is me.