"Our level of confidence is set, to a degree, by how we deal with dissonance in our lives. The difference we feel between what is, what might have been, and what might be; between fantasy and reality and the gap we perceive between ourselves and other people. The more we close these gaps the more at ease we feel"
Dear friend, have confidence in knowing that you are not alone. You have people around you, you just need to make bridges to them... close the gaps between you and the people around you, my love. Build connections, and you will grow stronger from the support you gain from them.
Dear friend, have confidence in knowing that you are not alone. There are people just like you, everywhere around the world, who understand what you're going through -the joy and the pain- because they have experienced it too. Find comfort in knowing that you are not the only one.
Dear friend, don't get hung up on the maybes. Maybe if you did something different, something bad might not have happened- but it might have. You can't change your actions, and you can't change the past. Yes, it shaped the present, but you need to know that good things came from the past- even the tough times were times of growth.
Dear friend, don't get hung up on the maybes. Maybe in 10 years you'll achieve this- but maybe you won't, and maybe if you set your heart on it you can achieve it now. You can't predict the future, so don't get so hung up on the material achievements that you work towards; prepare for both eventualities. All you have is the present, so do what you can do make today a better day.
Dear friend, don't be afraid to chase your dreams. Just because someone somewhere told you your dreams were never going to become reality, doesn't mean they were right. Prove them wrong, and bridge the gap between reality and fantasy. You have the power to achieve anything you set your heart to, so work hard to the unimaginable.
Dear friend, be at ease with yourself and the world around you. Be still, and know that you are wonderful, beautiful, and unique.