Oh, precious friend,
I know you are tired. Exhausted. Running on the hamster wheel, spinning all the plates. And you say this is life. That you just have to get through this. Find a way to function in the chaos.
But sweet girl, that is no way to live this one life we are given. The world needs the very best of you and just “surviving” isn’t it.
Sometimes when we pour ourselves into other activities and commitments, it’s so we don’t have to face what is standing right in front of us. Because those things hurt. And so we hide behind our “busyness”.
But here’s a secret: you can do the hard things. You can.
You’ve spent much of your life holding it together for everyone else. I know you are strong, so strong. But lately, it’s getting more difficult.
But here’s another secret: it’s OK to let go. It’s OK to say “I’m overwhelmed, I need help, I can’t do this anymore.” It doesn’t mean you are weak. It means you are real.
You are not responsible for everyone else. You can love and you can care and you can pray, but don’t carry the burdens.
You’ve spent so much energy on trying to hold it altogether, it’s time to let go.
Rest. Be Still.
You are so very loved.