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collect the courage to tap the shoulder of one person and say, “I’m lost and I’m scared

Shine the light on those who need help battling their darkness.

The private battles are the ones I admire most. The people who aren’t crying out for attention, but rather manage to collect the courage to tap the shoulder of one person and say, “I’m lost and I’m scared.” I see people filling their bellies by throwing a line blindly into a sea of social media platforms prepared to praise and make them a celebrity for their pain. Shortly, we forget the message: there are people who have and who are going through this right now. What about them? The faceless souls wandering around without hope. Those are the people I want to talk to, those are the stories I want to hear face-to-face. Those people, those stories, are all around us. Open your eyes. Be known for what you make happen for yourself, not for what has happened to you. Be intimate and private, not secretive or loud about your struggles. Venture out into the world prepared to help someone else, to inspire, motivate, and prevail.

Author: belleathena

Novelist, artist, and speculated witch. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of OTHER. Magazine. Proudly born and raised in Massachusetts. Currently located in Orlando, Florida.

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