I still have bad days. Days when the negative voices in my head win. Days when the cracks in my heart reveal they are still there. Days when I doubt how strong and beautiful I am.

Nights when a I long to be held. Comforted. To hear someone say it’s going to be okay.

Moments when the joy in my life gives way to tears and sadness.

Thankfully these moments are rare. And when they do come over me I have great friends I can reach out to that will encourage me. I have pictures of amazing sunsets to remind me there are more beautiful sunsets and memories to be made in the days around the corner.

It takes the moments of hurt and sadness to truly appreciate the happiness and joy that will come when the sun rises. I will smile even bigger tomorrow because I know the sadness that I am leaving behind.