Anonymous said: hi uh... it's like 1AM here and I just randomly started crying all of a sudden and i just really hate myself right now and i feel awful do you know what i should do to cheer up? i havent cried in a long time and i just feel like my self esteem has hit rock bottom...
I’m sorry I was asleep when you sent this, but I’m here now and I hope you’re feeling better. <3
When I need to cheer up, I often look for funny things on the Internet: autocorrect fails, stupid cats, the video of that squirrel trying to hang on to the spinning bird feeder… I think of things that have made me laugh in the past, like that story I read here on Tumblr where someone was stressed out and they reached into their bag and felt what they thought was one of those stress squeeze-ball thingies, and so they squeezed it and it was actually a pear and they crushed it and they got even more stressed out and I know it was an unfortunate moment for them, yeah, but when I read that story I laughed until I could barely breathe.
When I don’t have the Internet to brighten my day, I think of some of the stupid things I’ve done that are hilarious in retrospect, like the time I had a bathing suit malfunction on one of those rafting water slides and fell out of the raft and pretty much slapped my poor brother-in-law in the face with one of my boobs. Just one. One boob. I uni-boobed him.
Darlin’, you’re awesome. No matter how dark things look right now and no matter how much of a failure you think you are, there are lights coming to throw their shine on you and things will get better. There will be delicious food for you to eat, and you will laugh again, and maybe you’ll be riding a raft on a water slide next week and someone will uni-boob you too. The future is full of promise. Never, ever forget that.