Why You Have So Many Reasons to Live

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If you are a person being bullied and are considering suicide, this message is for you! Please hold on. Stay strong. Continue the fight.

Know that you deserve love and friendship just as everyone else does. Know that you are just as good as everyone else. Above all, rest assured that life will get much better! Instead of thinking of reasons why you should take your own life, think of reasons why you shouldn’t. There are so many reasons to keep living.

Let me put this another way. If you resort to suicide, you will cheat yourself out of the possibility of one day overcoming your present circumstances and out of so many exciting firsts. You will cheat yourself out of so many wonderful years that lie ahead.

If you’re under 16, you will cheat yourself out of driving a car for the very first time!

And let me tell you! That feeling of sliding in the driver’s seat, behind the wheel of a car and your hands on the steering wheel for the very first time? There’s nothing like it! It’s one of the most liberating experiences!

You will also miss out on prom and high school graduation!

This is another one of the most exciting and hopeful times of life.

You will also forfeit the magic of falling in love and the joy of marrying your soulmate.

And I can tell you that love is one of the most intoxicating and fulfilling experiences life has to offer!

And lastly, you’ll forgo the beautiful experience of having your first baby!

I want you to imagine yourself, five or ten years into the future: You’re married to your spouse and you’ve become a new parent. You’re holding that precious little life in your arms for the first time and gazing into that precious, tiny face!

You now able to have a life beyond your own! You’re holding that soft, tiny body against your chest and watching it sleep against you! I can’t explain what that feels like or the love and joy that goes with it!

You have so many firsts…so many magical and beautiful moments yet to experience and enjoy, so much beauty yet to behold and so many awesome people, potential friends and family yet to meet!

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Please don’t cheat yourself!

However, if you die by your own hand, you’ll cheat yourself out of all of it! On the other hand, if you’re patient and you keep fighting, life will reward you with such beautiful moments!

Another thing I want you to consider is that if you give up, the bullies will automatically win! That’s right! Your bullies will win and you will lose! Do you really want to let them win? Do you really want to give them such an easy victory? Think about it for a minute. Really think!

As long as you’re alive, there’s always a chance things will improve!

As long as you are alive, there’s always a chance that things will improve…and improve drastically! But once you’re dead, that chance dies with you and there’s no coming back! Death is final and there are no do-overs! So, if you ever consider suicide, I beg you! Talk to a close family member and if you can’t talk to a family member, talk to someone! A loved teacher, a trusted friend, a stranger- someone!

And give yourself a chance! Give the people who love you a chance! Give love a chance! You won’t be disappointed!

I promise you that you’re worth it! If you continue to fight for yourself, I can guarantee that there will come a day when you will look back on this moment and thank yourself. You will look back and be glad that you fought the good fight and stayed alive. I’m living proof! You are worth fighting for! You are worth living for!

With knowledge comes empowerment!

13 thoughts on “Why You Have So Many Reasons to Live

  1. 80smetalman says:

    I did hit a real low in my life at one point and thought of suicide. What made me hesitate was the thought I would be taking the coward’s way out. Fortunately a well timed phone call from a friend brought me back from the edge. This is an encouraging post!

  2. Greg Dennison says:

    If one uses love and starting a family someday as reasons to live, but then life doesn’t work out that way, then these so-called reasons to live will just end up feeling like broken promises…

    • cheriewhite says:

      I understand your point, Greg. But you aren’t dead yet and you may still find love. God just may decide to bless you with a wife and family. Remember that with God, all things are possible.

  3. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Your words ring very true for me.

    Years ago when my daughter was a little girl, I was a broken person. I believed the lies that had been told to me about myself and I believed I was worthless; so worthless I didn’t deserve to breathe the air or to walk the earth.

    Our feelings of worthlessness are based on what we’ve been told, how we’ve been treated, and those aren’t based in reality, but instead are created inside someone else’s head, someone who themselves is toxic or very damaged, so all they do is radiate this negativity towards us, and we unwittingly absorbed it.

    For me a huge turning point was learning that the whole basis of the universe is love, that our higher power (God the Spirit) and the Angels love and cherish us.

    That was such an immense realization that the humans in my life who were hurting me didn’t have that love, not because I was unlovable, but because they themselves struggled with it so they projected their anger, their pain and all the negativity they felt onto others.

    I was just the hapless bystander; anyone else in my spot would have been the recipient.

    Dear reader: hang in, hang on, these difficult times will pass.

    • cheriewhite says:

      Such a sad but beautiful testimony, Tamara! I’m so glad you overcame those feelings of worthlessness and began giving yourself the love you deserve! Bless you, sweetie! 💖

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