Year 23 for Cedric is over. Yikes. I’m old.
Wanted to start year 24 with a word from my journal, these were probably the most important eight.
I think we say “I’m okay” most of the time to hide that we’re not. Probably, all the time. I don’t know why most of my life I figured the best way to “be okay” is to “act” like I am. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that is the WORST way. You don’t have to be okay, you don’t have to suck it up and put on a smile. We are a broken people, you have permission to be broken. You might be amazed at the help you’ll find, the burden that begins to lighten.
when you’re honest.
When you admit it.
I’m not okay.
And know there is a man named Jesus who wants to make those burdens lighter for you. If you are in a bad place in life get honest about it, take time for yourself. Find someone you trust who’s a good listener, and if it’s serious GET professional HELP. Screw this social norm that you have to look perfect and put together all the time or you’re “begging for attention”. It is MORE than ok NOT be ok, it’s actually the most human thing.