25% is better than 0%. trying a little is better than not trying at all. eating a protein bar is better than nothing. using dry shampoo is better than not showering. cleaning one section of your room or house is better than not cleaning any of it. writing a paragraph of your essay is better than not starting it. whatever you can manage today is okay. you can try again tomorrow. little steps are to be proud of.
Let's switch out the "disabled people are just as capable" campaign with "disabled people are just as valuable." We shouldn't have to perform, achieve and produce on the same level as abled people to be considered worthy.
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to everyone who's lost a mom, has suffered abuse from their mom, has no or a strained relationship to their mom, is struggling to concieve, or anything else that makes today hard, i see you. you have every right to take today for yourself. you have no obligation to call your mom or do anything for her, if she hasn't earned it. sending everyone struggling today so much love.
I see many posts about how it's okay to have a bad day or a bad week or a bad month, and I want to add that it is also okay to have a bad year or several bad years. It's okay if it takes you longer than a day or a week to work through your problems - and even if you've been struggling for years, that doesn't mean your entire life is doomed. Sometimes it takes a year, or two years, or five years or more to get better and that is okay. It's okay if your recovery takes time. It doesn't mean you're failing.
i know it's hard to believe right now, but there is more to life than sadness and trauma and mental illness. there is love and joy and hope and so much more. there's so many incredibly beautiful little things to find happiness in every day you're alive, even if things aren't good right now. there are always sunsets to admire and movies to watch and dogs to pet. i know that life is hard, but it's full of incredible things in the everyday, things that tell you that you will be okay, that there is love always.
Studies show that gay and bi men are much more likely to struggle with body image issues than straight men.
To all of my gay and bi brothers out there, you are beautiful. You are handsome as fuck. Every inch and curve of your body is sexy. You are loved and YOU ARE LOVABLE. Please don't beat yourself up to meet some stupid 'standards'. You will find someone who will love you for who you are.
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