I'm sitting outside on the porch & I look up & there's about a gazillion stars in the sky. It's good to see considering that the last week- with the storm we just went through- it's been hella cloudy. Then I realized those stars have always been there...it's just been covered by bad weather. 

I don't know why I'm compelled to write this now- I'm thinking maybe someone needs to hear it- but I do know that whatever it is you're going through, relax. It'll be okay.

How do I know? Because just like these stars, deep down inside you are still glittering. Deep down you're still shining as brightly as always. Sure, it may be hard to see. We all face storms. And those storms have a way of clouding our judgment. When the storms roll in, it's hard to see what's behind it because all you can seem to see around you is nothing. Is hopelessness. Is bleak & gray skies. Is the fog of fear & insecurity.

But take comfort in knowing that not all storms last. It'll clear up. It'll move on & when it does, the skies will be as clear again as they've been before. 

Meanwhile, see it through. See through all the muck & thunder. See through the haze of your trials. See through the darkness that engulfs you. And I promise, with everything that's within me, that beyond all that is the amazing you that you've always known. It's always been there. It has never gone anywhere. 

The sooner you realize that, the sooner you'll start shining again.