With Johnson Esther:
For you my friend,
It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need.
And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth.
But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you.
Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities,struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind.
They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring -they’re just busy and self focused.
AND THAT IS OKAY.
It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part…you need to understand that.
It doesn’t make you unlovable or invisible. It just means those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are – that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light to others – is a strength.
Your work isn’t to change who you are, it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not needy, you are thoughtful, and empathetic.
You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyones acknowledgement or affection…
YOU ARE ENOUGH!