Remember to reach out to friends and family whenever I feel myself being pulled under depression’s tidal wave.
Remember that I am valuable.
I do not need others’ approval to have value.
Stop judging myself for what I feel.
Remember my value and be of service to those who suffer like me.
I am not alone.
I do have value and that’s why I’m dancing—to remind myself of it every day. To feel my body move. To challenge myself to acceptance. To see myself as I truly am, warts and all. To celebrate life. To feel good, if only for a few minutes.
I do not need to be anything the world wants me to be. All I have to do is be me and value that person.