“From: Me To: Me” Fiction. Based on a True Letter that Needs to Be Read.

“It’s important to pay attention just as much to the good stuff.” -Elsa Kennedy

“From: Me To: Me”

Fiction. Based on a True Letter that Needs to Be Read.

By Gracie

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255


If you’re reading this, you’re sad. Feel it, embrace it, fall into it. Let the emotions break you inside. Cry, scream, throw something, hit something. Do whatever you need to get those emotions out. But don’t let it consume you.

If you’re sad because of someone, tell them. Tell them why they hurt you, tell them they’re making you feel like this. If they don’t agree or don’t want to communicate then let them go. They don’t appreciate you enough. They don’t deserve your sadness. As much as you value them, value yourself enough to let go.

If you’re sad because of yourself, try to fix what you don’t like. You feel fat? Start eating healthier, go for a run, drink more water. You feel ugly? Blow dry your hair, curl it, whatever you want, make yourself feel prettier just for you. You feel like a bad person? Make yourself a better one. Say sorry to whoever you did wrong. Feel like you’re failing? Prove you can do it, for others but more importantly for yourself. Take responsibility for yourself because no one else will.

If you’re sad because there are things that you can’t control, find a thing you can control. Find that thing and make the best of it, try to fix it if need be. Just try and if you fail, try another way. There are infinite options. If you need help, ask for it, don’t be afraid of it. It may be hard but the climb is just as important as the view.

Feeling only makes you human. It’s important to feel the bad so when you feel the good you appreciate it. Embrace the sadness, but only for a little while. Remember there is good. There is always a little light showing through the cracks. Try to see it. If you don’t, at least stay alive to wait for it. Wait for it a little more. It’s going to feel so much better when you finally see that light. Good things take time but don’t just wait. Make yourself see the light. Wake up and live. Wake up and love. Wake up and be.

Sadness will always follow you, it follows everyone. Every person deals with a different struggle and a different situation. It’s important to remind yourself that there is also good everywhere. Be sure to see it. The fact that you’re alive is a blessing. The fact that you have loved ones is a blessing. The fact that you have a house, food, and clothes is a blessing. Enjoy those things, make the best of them. Do a little every day, get up, clean up your tears and head the world face on.

Use this feeling for good, don’t succumb to the evil. Be the good you want for yourself. Be the good you need. You are stronger than you can imagine. Life has made you go through hell but you’ve been back, every single time.


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