“Maybe you lost someone you never
expected you would lose. Maybe you lost yourself, that’s even worse.
When you have bad days that just won’t let up, I just hope that you will
look in the mirror and remind yourself of what you are and what you are
not. You are not your mistakes. You are not damaged goods or muddy from
your failed explorations. You are not the opinion of someone who
doesn’t know you. You are a product of the lessons that you’ve learned.
You are wiser because you went through something terrible. And you are
the person who survived a bunch of rainstorms and kept walking. I now
believe that pain makes you stronger. And I now believe that walking
through a lot of rainstorms gets you C L E A N.“