by Aiden Nettavong
You are beautiful and you are loved.
It’s hard to see sometimes, but you are perfect. Billions of years ago a star exploded, scattering atoms across the Universe. Those atoms drifted in the emptiness of space for billions more years before finally coming together with billions of other atoms from all across the Universe to form the Earth. After a few billion more years of cycles passing through the Earth some of these atoms finally came in just the right way to form you. The Universe had set itself up just perfectly to make you the way you are. Sometimes tough times come, but think of what everything every atom in your body went through; the distance it traveled to make you. The fact that they all came together in just the right way to make you is beautiful in its unlikeliness.
When times get tough try to remember how beautifully everything synced up, think about how incredible it is that you can even feel the sadness you do. The Universe created you so it could experience itself. Love the high moments, but embrace the low ones. Know that nothing lasts forever, not even the lowest of the lows and that one day soon you’ll be at a high again. The Universe needs to know sadness to know happiness. When you’re in the lows embrace them and learn from them; learn what it is that makes them low and learn what it is that will bring you up again.
In all bad lies the seed of something good.
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