Dear Worn Out Soul,

Our greatest teachers often come in the form of difficult people, painful experiences, tragic accidents, devastating illnesses, confusing losses, and big time disappointments.

Knowing that these parts of life are great teachers with great lessons certainly doesn’t make them easy to endure, dear friend, but knowing can help us move forward through it all.

Just know that hard times are not there to punish you, or because you deserve to be hurt, or because you have been forgotten. Hard times are simply a part of life for everyone.

We each have things we need to learn, we each have different teachers, we each have different lessons. Each lesson makes you even more brave, more phenomenal, more YOU.

And you, dear friend, are as phenomenal as they come.

Keep up the great work. Keep learning. You are gonna be one smart cookie.

You are so very, very, very loved.