Sunday, December 23, 2012


I saw this email on PostSecret today.  I desperately wanted to pin it to my "Sope Bocks" pinterest board (which is my phonetic spelling of "soap box"; see definition here), but apparently you can't pin an image with a long description anymore, which makes me sad.  Because PostSecret doesn't keep secrets longer than a week, there will be no way for me to read the emailed secret again unless it remains somewhere else on the internet. Therefore, I'm posting the quote on my own blog so I can see the full message when I want to be uplifted again.

"I was at the PostSecret Event in London. I didn't find the courage to go up to the microphone, but if I had been able to, this is what I would have said. 
I spent so long feeling guilty, feeling ashamed of my sadness, and you know what? It just made me sadder. You are allowed to be sad, you are allowed to be angry, you're allowed to be depressed. We all deserve to feel our own sadness in our own time. 
Something you will have heard before - you deserve to be happy. That, of course, is not always easy to hear, especially in the depths of depression - so let me add something. You deserve to be happy - but you don't have to be happy right now or all the time. 
It is okay to be sad, it's okay to not be ready to be happy yet. One day you will be ready to recover - that day doesn't have to be today or even tomorrow, as long as you know and trust me that it will come. 
It's okay not to be okay. 
Thanks for everything Frank, 
Holly, London 
P.S My secret is that I decided last night that I'm ready to recover and it's going to be incredible."

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Thanks, mango! You're a fabulous person and there needs to be more people like you that comment on awesome posts.