Dear whoever is reading this,
You don’t know me, but I feel like I know you. I feel like I know you because I’ve been through exactly what you’re going through and I already feel close to you because I’m aware of the pain you’re feeling now. I know how much it all hurts.
I know how much it hurts when people disappoint you. I know how much it hurts to see that you’d walk a thousand miles for those who wouldn’t lift a finger for you.
Realizing that you’re the one who always cares more feels like crossing a bridge but never getting to the other side.
You’re trying and you’re giving all of yourself but you end up nowhere in the end anyway.
Somehow, we always think that people will be ready to do for us as much as we’re ready to do for them. But in the end, they always prove us wrong and that’s what hurts the most.
It’s obviously too much to expect from someone to put in as much effort as you would. And expecting too much in most cases leads to so much disappointment. That’s why you’re where you’re are.
I know you feel alone. I know you feel like you can’t count on anyone. I know you feel like you don’t have anyone who’ll catch you if you start falling.
I know how you have trouble sleeping at night because you’re trying to understand why people are the way they are. But all those people who disappointed you don’t deserve to have you lose sleep over their actions.
You’re silly to expect people to be as good and as kind as you are. In most cases, they’re always self-centered and they only worry about themselves.
They don’t care what might happen to you or anyone else unless you’re pretty and dying. I know this is an ugly truth, but it’s still the truth.
The reason you feel broken and disappointed in people, in your life, in the whole world, is because you have a heart bigger than the space for it and everything gets to you.
Injustice sucks, being mistreated sucks, seeing other people hurting sucks, but feeling betrayed by those who you thought you could always count on hurts the most.
I’d just hate to see you blaming yourself or thinking you’re not good enough because people don’t bother giving you what you deserve.
It’s not your fault that people are careless, it’s not your fault that people don’t keep their promises or that they use others for their own needs and desires.
It has nothing to do with you and there is nothing wrong with you. You’re perfect the way you are.
The worst thing you can do now is to lose hope, so please don’t. Don’t give up on living life, don’t give up on being human, don’t give up on being sensitive and being so warm and kind.
Don’t lose hope in this world because of the few people who treated you poorly.
It’s okay to feel disappointed with people, to be disappointed with this world and it’s okay not to be okay from time to time. But don’t lose hope.
Because the sorrow that you’re feeling now is going to be replaced with something much better in the future. The trick is to hold on long enough to see those better days coming into your life.
Forget what others told you, they’re not like you and they can’t understand. You don’t need to change and you should never become something you’re not.
You should never try to fit inside someone else’s box because you’re one of a kind. So don’t follow those who can’t wrap their mind around how big of a heart you have.
Don’t toughen up and don’t push people away. It’s not what you need. It’s not how you work because you’re not that kind of person.
You should never change because you’re perfect the way you are. That’s why you feel so much pain at this very moment.
And I won’t lie to you, you’ll have plenty of ugly and painful moments in the future as well.
There will be people who’ll disappoint you over and over again, there will be people who won’t know what to do with you so they’ll break you, there will be people who won’t treat you the way you deserve, but don’t ever sacrifice who you are for them.
Never let yourself sink to a level that makes you into a different person. Remember that nobody and nothing can strip you of your dignity.
Allow yourself to be disappointed in this world. Allow yourself to be disappointed in people and in love. But don’t ever lose hope. Take a day, two days, or a week and cry all your pain out.
Do whatever you need to do; be alone, be with people, listen to sad music, eat as much chocolate as you need, but don’t lose hope that better days are ahead of you. Because they are.
Instead of losing hope and giving up on the person you are, be smart and don’t let others get the best of you. Don’t build your walls up, but raise your game.
Don’t push people away, but let only those worthy of your love and time to get close enough to your heart. And stop expecting great things from small people. This is exactly how you’re going to save yourself.
Keep yourself for those who deserve you. Keep yourself exactly as you are for those who’ll have as pure a heart as yours, for those who’ll wear their heart on their sleeve the same as you do, and those who’ll reach beyond your expectations. Keep yourself for those people to whom you’ll matter.
That’s how you’ll forget those who disappointed you and that’s how you’re going to prevent being disappointed again.
I promise there is at least one person who cares about you. There is at least one person who loves you just the way you are.
There is at least one person who will always be there for you and who’ll stick by you no matter what. And this one person whom you can count on is more than enough. You’re not alone.