Need a Virtual Hug?

While reading one of my favourite blogs the other day, I came across a post with some really thoughtful words and quotes that completely inspired this post. 

I think we can read blogs and can live vicariously through someone else or simply envy or wish our life was as glamours, busy, expensive, fulfilling, creative… the list goes on and on and on.  And while it’s a terrible thing, to be envy, and to feel envious, it happens.

I have gotten some pretty nice comments from you in the past, and comments even about how great my life looks and how my weekends, ‘Seem so awesome;’ which is really sweet, and I appreciate that.  That said, my life isn’t all roses, and I wouldn’t want anyone to think I don’t go through hard times or have hard times.  I certainly do, but I don’t always talk about them on here (imagine me posting a vlog of me sobbing over my problems?!).

I know there are so many people going through difficult things right now, and I have been there, I’ve been so low I didn’t know how or where I would find the strength to come back out, or up.  Not everything is what it seems, when it’s happening.  I know what it is like to feel sad for days, weeks.. months on end and I wanted to remind you that you are not alone.  Whatever you’re going through, do not forget that.

We are all human, and experience highs and lows.  Sometimes I cry for no reason.  Sometimes I just feel down.  Sometimes I can’t figure out why I’m feeling sad, and then sometimes the moment passes.  I promise this won’t last forever though, and know that I’m thinking about you and sending you love. 

I wanted to share some of my favourite quotes that helped me through my difficult time in the past.  Sometimes I had nothing more than these quotes, and on days where I could barely get out of bed, they managed to breathe some life into me, and I hope they can for you too. 

* When I found these quotes, every time one ‘spoke’ to me, I typed it out and printed it.  I kept them all paper-clipped together for the days I needed a boost.  It really helped, and over time I added to my little stack and have shared a few with friends when they needed a boost too.  I hope if you’re having a bad day, week or month (or months) this has given you even the tiniest boost.


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