Friday, 20 December 2013


Sometimes, our 20 seconds of insane courage needs to be used to say the words that so desperately need to be said. You know - the words that are burning a hole in your throat, that are running through your mind constantly, that find some way to slip into the conversations you have in your dreams. Those words just need to be said sometimes. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy or pretty. I’m not saying they’re going to fix the problem. But I am saying they will make you stronger. There is something fiercely strong about a person standing up for themselves, and saying what needs to be said on behalf of themselves.

Now, please hear my heart - not every single thought that pops into your head should be said. I’m not talking about those unkind words, those insults you’re longing to hurl across the room – those things really should not be said, and especially not in the heat of the moment. But those words that might help resolve conflict – should always be said. Those words that remind both you and the other people involved of your worth – should definitely be said.

It’s not going to be easy, Beloved. It’s never going to be easy to look them in the eyes, and say something that has the potential to break someone’s heart. It’s never going to be an easy thing to say something that you know without a doubt will break your own heart either. But you’re worth it. You’re worth fighting for. There is such strength and beauty in realizing that each of us is worth fighting for, and sometimes that means we need to fight for ourselves.

Do yourself a favor, baby. Be brave, and just say what you have to. Say those words that are burning in your heart, and then just walk away. Sometimes, silence is needed, but there are definitely moments when it comes time to stand for you. You’ll know when, and when that moment comes – take it. Breathe in deep, slow your heartbeat, and

And when it’s said, and you walk away, know that you have done what you needed to. The person you’re talking to probably won’t react the way you hoped – either for good or bad, but know that you have done what you needed to. You weren’t being brave for them, boo; you were being brave for yourself. Because you’re worth it. You’re worth fighting for. You deserve to have peace in your life. You deserve to be able to sleep at night without stressing about how to fix the unfixable.

Be bold, Brave-heart. Don’t back down for fear of other people’s opinion. You don’t have to stay silent just to make them happy. Do what you need to. Trust the wisdom that is within you to know when and what to say. You have what you need, baby, and it’s enough. You’re enough. Don’t forget how strong you truly are. 


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