To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on February 12, 2015 in Picture Quotes
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“It’s okay to be sad. You don’t owe anyone a performance of being okay when you feel like you’re falling apart. It isn’t your job to smile or hide your truth to make other people feel more comfortable. If it gets awkward, let it be awkward. If people try to silence your pain by telling you to get over it and cheer up because you’re no longer fun or you’re ruining the mood, you don’t have to push away your sadness. You have to honor your feelings and trust that you don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to feel what you feel. You don’t ever have to sacrifice your self care for the sake of people who only want you around when it’s easy and comfortable. Their discomfort isn’t about you — it’s about them and their own limitations, and no matter what they think or say, you deserve to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you feel. You’re allowed to show your feelings honestly. You’re allowed to talk about your pain and reach out for support. You’re allowed to scream and wail and cry. You’re allowed to be sad.”
—Daniell Koepke

6 Comments

  1. mare February 12, 2015 Reply

    love it

  2. Daisy May February 12, 2015 Reply

    So true.

  3. Ramesh Chandra February 12, 2015 Reply

    The nature of cosmos – animate & inanimate – is positivity. Life is the synonym of positivity. Negativity is death-like, close ended & dumb. Humans have originated from positivity and it becomes on them to be & I courage positivity, hope & happiness. Sadness is brief aberration and has always to be overcome by hope & efforts. It’s the universal individual responsibility of righteousness.

  4. Jayne February 13, 2015 Reply

    Bless you all x it’s about mindfulness x your aloud to just be what ever that be is bless you x just go with it xxx

  5. Chantal Webber February 15, 2015 Reply

    Ramesh Chandra…repost when you lose your only child and then throw out your “positive in the universe” mumbo jumbo. Let’s see how positive you are then.

  6. Sunder October 12, 2015 Reply

    So true. Sadness is the thing that helps us to know and feel what happiness is..:)

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