I’ve been feeling pretty down lately and the best thing anyone has ever told me is it’s OK.  Whatever you’re feeling, it’s OK and completely understandable.  Saying to yourself “this will pass” or “you’ll get through this” is true but doesn’t help right now when you feel like crap.  It’s OK to feel whatever you’re feeling.  I used to try to say those things to myself and have written things like that on this blog, but that didn’t help.  That’s a lot of pressure to be told by yourself or someone else “you’ll get through this.”  No, that’s not helpful in the moment.  What is helpful is saying “it’s OK.”  Feel whatever you want to feel, it’s OK.  You are NOT alone.

Categories: Miscellaneous

6 replies

  1. It is “OK” Amy, you are not alone:) There are lots of us that need to hear that every day, thank you!

  2. I am glad you wrote this post. I find it annoying to hear things like “you gotta pick yourself up by your bootstraps and go on”. I am also annoyed by people who always “put on a happy face” or “act nice, nice” when they are not really feeling it. I admire authenticity and honesty, above all else. Sending you love and hugs.

  3. Very true. It *is* okay. Thank you for reminding me. 🙂

    And it’s okay to ask for help when difficult feelings are too difficult to manage…remember that too, okay?

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