To my dear, heartbroken friend:

Man life is a wild ride, huh? And love… love is just nuts. My heart aches for you right now. I know how hard breakups are. I know that it feels like the hurt, the chest-tightening, empty, crushing pain of heartache, will never get better. It feels like no matter how many tears you shed, it will never be enough to fulfill the sadness that follows you like your shadow. And the missing- the missing of that person comes in waves. And sometimes, you just cannot pretend to be okay, and that’s okay too.

My dear friend, I know these feelings all too well. But I also know that even though the pain is an intense fire burning inside of you, the flames will dim and you will begin to feel okay again (Sooner than you may believe). You will see that there is more to the world.. and there is more to love.. and there is more to come in this crazy life!

Take this time to be alone. Invest your time on bettering yourself. Become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Know what you want in life and don’t settle for anything less than that. You will grow so much. You will find what inspires you. Cultivate your dreams and your beliefs. And just wait, magic will happen and life will flutter before your eyes. Happiness will occur and you will see soon, my love, that you are strong and beautiful and capable of anything and everything.

I wish you could see yourself the way I see you—

You are a stunning being of pure joy and laughter and love and extravagant beauty and grace. Someday, the love of your life will walk in and sweep you off your feet. He will love every square inch of your soul. Be patient my dear, and know that even though it doesn’t feel like it right now, you will be okay again.

Love,

Yours truly.