Anxiety, stress, depression or grief periodically would have you believe the weight of what you’re holding is too much to carry; that you will break if you dare to begin to release what sits so heavy on your soul.
Don’t listen to it. Don’t allow yourself to question your own strength when things get challenging to deal with; but also don’t let it keep you silent when you need help the most. Those round you are ready with broad shoulders, love and a reminder of all that’s good and worthy — all that’s uniquely you.
I composed this poem as I work through my own anxiety; caring for my husband, my greatest love as he battles through late-stage cancer is relentlessly heartbreaking. Every so often it becomes a little harder to remember that joy and beauty are always present. So many of us feel like this for numerous reasons; whatever you’re going through, these words are for you.
NAMI Helpline – a free, nationwide U.S. resource that offers experienced peer-support guidance and advice
CheckPoint – global (by country) resources for mental health support
How To Cope With Anxiety – Healthline
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