I saw this in a cool Geek group I'm a part of on Facebook and it was definitely the kind of advice I've needed to hear lately.
Life isn't always fair. It can change in the blink of an eye, and unfortunately sometimes those changes will rock you to your very foundation. You'll start questioning who you are, what kind of purpose do you now serve, and whether you truly are as important and value in the grand scheme of things. It's painful asking those questions because it requires you to hear the truth, not the lies you whisper to yourself.
"I'm broken now."
"I was given one role and I failed."
"I hold absolute no value. Just toss me aside."
Those discouraging words hurt almost as much as the event that caused the avalanche of doubt and fear. But there's one thing I know for certain - where there is bad there is good ... Darkness there is light ... Negative there is positive. You can balance yourself out if you know how.
Like my best friend told me, you can change your coat. For the sake of this post, let's say change your bow tie. Bow ties are cool!
I'm thankful for the Doctor. To others it may be a family member, a friend, a song, a memory, a story, a show ... Something that grounds you into joy and reminds you that life doesn't always suck and it is possible to rise above the insecurities.
So, today, as I struggle to sleep and reclaim my life from depression I see one of my beloved Time Lord, a person I admire, point at me and say, "YOU ARE IMPORTANT." Three easy enough words but they carry the weight of truth.
Each of us are important.
We are relevant. We are enough. We most definitely matter.
Never forget that - WE MATTER.
Just some food for thought on a long hard day. Sweet dreams and keep on swimming!