This post is going to be about why you should stay alive. I know there are many blogs and articles out there like this, but I hope the way I go about it changes your mind. I understand what it is like to want to end your life, and I know that reading posts like this is not always helpful. But like I said, I hope this post will make you see things from a different perspective.
It is hard, I know. I get it, I really do. If you’ve never read any of my other blog posts, know this; I know what it is like to feel such overwhelming pain that you don’t want to continue anymore. I have seen it with my own eyes and felt it with my own heart. And it sucks. Most of all, it is okay to feel down and upset and depressed. Feelings like this are okay, it means you are human. But most importantly, I want you to know that just because you feel like this, it doesn’t mean you should disappear. Because your life is so precious. It is so meaningful. And even though I do not know you personally, I promise I am telling you the truth when I say that. You matter.
Think about this, if you were to die, you would miss out so much. I know everyone says that, but seriously I want you to think about that deeper. You would miss your birthday, getting to grow another year older and wiser. You would miss your loved ones growing and becoming the person you believed they would be. You would miss out reading the books you’ve had on your bucket list. You would miss the new Netflix series that everyone is raving about. You would miss each season change, all the new fall leaves, the beautiful winter snow, the new spring flowers, and the warm sun on your skin.
I want you to know that your have purpose, potential, and power. You are smarter than you think you are, and you are beautiful in every single way. You are special, kind, loving, brave, and strong. You are so much more than your mental illness. You are so much more than those who try to bring you down. Because you are you.
I don’t know if I could change your mind, but I sure hope I made you think about your life. I hope you think really long about how meaningful you are to this world. Because even though I don’t know, and may never know you, I do know how much purpose you have for this world. And it’s a lot. So I hope you changed your mind. I hope you decided to see all the seasons change.