You matter very much.

By Jamie TworkowskiMay 23, 2010

i hope you know you’re not the only one who feels the way you feel. You are not the only one who struggles. You are not the only one with questions. You are not crazy. You deserve to be heard, to be known. You deserve love.

You deserve love.

You deserve a place that feels like home. You deserve some hands to hold. Hands to pull you past the broken moments, hands to catch you when you fall. Eyes to see you. To say you’re there, that you exist, that you change a room, that your presence is significant. Ears to hear you – hear your stories, hear you laugh. Ears to hear your questions and to say they matter.

Your questions matter.

Maybe call a friend today or invite someone to coffee. Tell someone they matter or tell someone you could use a conversation. Write a letter or ask someone how they’re doing. Like a song too much. Feel the drums or get lost in the chorus. It means that you’re alive.

It’s good that you’re alive. Who else could play your part?

i hope you get to a place, wake to a day, where that feels true. You deserve to know it’s true.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a community of people with questions and struggles. It is for broken people and it is led by broken people. Life is heavy and light. Life is both. Beauty and pain, aches and dreams… We are saying that it’s okay to talk about those things. We are saying that we need to. We are choosing to believe that stories deserve better endings. That hope is real, that help is real, that people need other people.

You are not alone today. You matter very much.

Peace to you.

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Comments (6)

  1. Leslie

    You deserve love. If only I could believe that. If only I wanted love. I do, but I don’t deserve anything good…@ least that is my core belief. But I do want love. But love isn’t safe. Love is scary. Love is harmful. Love is foolish. Love is pain. Love is hurt. So, I don’t want love. But I’m oh, so lonely & still too much for everyone, which I get. My soul just hurts. So, while This did touch me & bring a tear to my eye ( which is the comment I meant to leave. Lol), I just can’t. But I want to. But I can’t. And so the battle wages.

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  2. Lachezar

    I really needed this, thank you very much!

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  3. David of Williams

    What a wonderful service it is that you are providing. Thank you for adding hope and beauty to the world!

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  4. Hermione

    Thank you…

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  5. Shoshana

    Jamie, thank you so much for this beautiful narrative of pain, hope, freedom, and joy. I am currently studying and this link is in the work I’m doing. As someone who suffers from depression with suicidal tendencies, anxiety, this has brought exceptional clarity and peace. Thank you so much for this. You are blessing many people and I am certain that you’ve saved many from certain harm and or suicide.
    I am touched by this so I salute you and say thank you once again.

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  6. Jordan

    Thank you very much but I have a way of dealing with things.

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