strong and stronger

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Dr. Anderson chuckles quietly. “Yes, that’s probably true. I’m sure you can manage, though. You’re a strong woman, Samantha. Stronger than you think.”

“I don’t know about that. I feel like a helpless child at times,” Samantha replies and cocks her head to the side. “I really look forward to getting to a point in my life where I’m relaxed, satisfied and just… happy.”

“I’m sure you’ll get there soon.”

Long distance relationships are hard, but they’re also incredible. If you can love, trust, respect, and support each other from a distance, then you’ll be unstoppable once you’re physically together.
—  Anonymous

A message to the boys.

To the boys who are autistic, or borderline, dependent, bipolar, the ones who have ptsd, adhd/add, the ones with depression, anxiety, avoidant personality, social anxiety, schizophrenics, the ones with schizoid, obsessive compulsions, narcissism, the ones with intrusive thoughts and fears, and every other disorder under the sun.
Your mental illnesses do not define if you are a bad person. You are amazingly brave people for waking up even if you dont want, your bravery is awe inspiring in a time when your mind can be your enemy.

To the boys who are disabled, who are mute, or deaf, or blind, the ones with prosthetics, who are paralyzed, the ones who are missing limbs, the ones who need canes or walkers, and wheelchairs. Youre strenght is never ending. The strenght that floods from you, whether you struggle or not, you yourself show the world you are impossibly strong, stronger than they can ever dream.

To the boys who are gay, trans, bi, nonbinary, pansexual, poly, and every other sexuality that leads you to your attraction or identity. You are never and will never be broken. Your identity is valid, a name that is yours will be imprinted on so many minds, your love is as pure as the sun itself. You are not wrong, you never need to be “fixed.” Your love and identity inspire people every day.

To the boys who are hindu, muslim, buddhists, protestants, catholics, atheists, baptists, and every other religion, the ones who are Asian, African american, european, caucasian, russian, hispanic, native american, and every other ethnicity out there. Peoples stereotypes of you, do not define your own identity. You are you. You are a person beyond just “racist perception.” You make up a group, a family, a nation that has so much history and culture.

To the boys, both the ones i managed to list, and the ones i can’t. You are magnificent. You are strong. You can be kind and funny and smart and wonderful and loving and emotional. Do not let the world make you think you are not special that you arent loved. We love you always.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Istanbul, the victims, the injured and all their families and friends.

Also, many thoughts for the policeman who has been gravely injuried while he was trying to defuse a parcel bomb in front of a bookshop, in Florence.

I pray for the victims of terrorism, war, violence and intolerance and for their families ALL OVER THE WORLD, TODAY AND EVERY DAY.