Today I am feeling really positive and motivated to inspire and help all of my followers to feel that they are not alone. I know I am some random person at some random IP address floating out there in cyberspace but I want to be MORE. I want everyone to feel like there is someone out there that understands their depression and anxiety. Understands that it’s okay to not be okay all of the time. It is okay to fall apart, to not be perfect all of the time. It is okay to stumble sometimes in this great big walk of life. I understand what it feels like to not be able to live your life to the fullest because you are afraid to leave the house. I understand how depression can become so overwhelming that it takes all of your strength just to get out of bed each day. I understand the mental exhaustion that flashbacks, depression and anxiety cause. I understand feeling worthless, unnecessary and a waste of time and space. Here’s the thing though, this is the toll that depression takes on our lives. These are the outright lies that depression tells us. Every single person, young and old alike have a purpose in this world. No matter if you are a millionaire or do not even have two pennies to rub together, you MATTER. You bring something special to this world and serve a vital role. You can never know the role you serve in someone else’s life, or what is right around the corner. You can never predict what moment is seconds away from happening that you may miss if you give up now. I know how it feels when everything seems impossible and you are in the trenches, just fighting to survive. I’ve been there and am often still there. My hope is that these words inspire you to feel wanted, needed and that you are not alone. I may be a complete stranger, but I care about you. You inspire me to be better and to reach out. If you need someone to talk to, I am here. All it takes is an email (email@example.com). Just take a chance and reach out.