Reasons to stay alive

Reading this will take about 5-10 minutes of your life. In the time it takes you to read this, few people in the world have already taken their lives. You are still reading this. You are still breathing. Alive. You are still you, a light in a world full of darkness. There are reasons to live. There is hope, please keep reading…

  1.  β€žYou will one day experience joy that matches this pain.” ( Will Darbyshire)
  2.  Sunrises and sunsets.
  3. Laughing so hard your sombrero falls off and you drop your taco.
  4. Places you haven’t visited.
  5. You are brave.
  6. This world needs you.
  7. Coffee.
  8. Delicious food.
  9. Small things: your favorite series being renewed for another season, your favorite artist dropping a new single or your favorite author writing a new book.
  10. Ice cream in the torrid heat of the afternoon.
  11. The smell of freshly-cut grass.
  12. Your feelings are valid.
  13. The sound of rain against the rooftop.
  14. Autumn colors.
  15. The ones who love you and the ones you love.
  16. Sand beneath your toes.
  17. Sitting by the fire.
  18. Watching the stars.
  19. Hugs!
  20. Watching the clouds as they float away.
  21. Waking up early in the morning.
  22. You are beautiful.
  23. You are strong! Want proof? You’re here despite of the horrible things that happened to you.
  24.  The pain won’t last.
  25. It will get better, trust me.
  26. There’s only upward from here.
  27. You have the power to make others smile.
  28. Sunshine on your skin.
  29. Animations
  30. You are worthy of recovery.
  31. To prove them all wrong.
  32. Dogs, cats and other animals.
  33. There are 7 billion people, but no one is like you. You’re unique.
  34. You can change the world.
  35. The relief you feel after crying.
  36. Your life is worth fighting for.
  37. Singing at the top of your lungs.
  38. Road trips.
  39. The person you love.
  40. The smell of clean sheets.
  41. Sticking your tongue out hoping a snowflake will fall on it.
  42. You are needed.
  43. Thunderstorms.
  44. Cookies with milk.
  45. Compliments.
  46. Biking.
  47. Learning new things.
  48. Dreams will come true.
  49. You are you and that’s enough.
  50. Thousands of other reasons.

Thank you for you’re time.  Never forget that it does get better. Keep living despite of the pain you face.

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