I wrote this on my Facebook page earlier this morning and even made a coloring page to remind myself…not everyone has their life together. Not everyone can just “be positive” with a forced smile and a jaunt in their step. If you need this reminder too…feel free to download this page for your bullet journal. Make sure you don’t “fill page” when you print, I sized it for a moleskine or a LT1917.
“This time of year, with resolutions upon us, I’m seeing tons of memes simplifying the journey to positivity or joy or happiness like it’s as easy getting dressed in the morning. Unfortunately, some people honestly can’t just “be happy” or “be positive” or “change their attitude” with a cheerful mantra in the mirror and a forced smile. Some are trapped in a dark fog that no inspirational message typed on a sunset can cure. If you are one of those people, please know you are not alone. You are not the only one who can’t “just be positive” like all of the memes say. Please, just hang in there. This time of year is hard on many if us, not just you. Just make it to tomorrow. Get the help you need and don’t be afraid to ask for it just because the world around you seems to be more in control of their joy than you are. Most of us are just as lost and hiding behind self-help books and donuts. Reach out. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.”