Pure bliss. Genuine happiness. True joy.

These are some of the things that everyone everywhere wants to find and keep with them forever. Unfortunately, in this crazy world of ours, it is almost impossible to do this.

A lot of people have a hard time finding their happiness in their lives. And then there are the people who have a hard time keeping their happiness, and many times, lose it all.

I want to start this whole thing off by saying one thing, we will go through what we may believe are some of the darkest and most hopeless moments of our lives. We are going to feel absolutely alone and tell ourselves that there is no way this will ever get better.

Well, to be completely blunt... YOU'RE WRONG!

Instead of talking about the different kinds of things that messed with our heads in the first place, making us believe that we can't do this, or that we can't do that, lets start with all the things that we can do and should do when something or someone causes us to temporarily get lost in our own dark and endless thoughts.

Loneliness isn't real.

Call me crazy, but I stick to what I believe in, and I believe that loneliness is not a real thing.

I say this to you because for my entire life, I was terrified of being alone. I have always been the type of person who needed someone either talking to me or with me at all times because I was so afraid of what other people thought of me. I didn't want to be that girl who was seen with no friends.

I was so caught up in this twisted thought of mine, that I forgot who I was. And what is the most devastating part of all of this, I was losing my relationship with God.

You have to make yourself happy before you can be happy with anyone or anything else.

This is one of the most important things I have learned from being stuck in the darkness I created for myself. You may think to yourself that you already are happy with yourself, I know this because I thought the same thing, but you are ignoring the fact that you have just been putting on a fake smile this whole time.

Do not put all your hope into one person or one specific thing. We need to take into consideration all the beautiful things, people, and opportunities that God put on this earth for us. There are millions of different people and things that were made for us to explore, and it would be a waste if we didn't take the time to recognize them.

Happiness is the greatest thing that one can experience, but it can also be one of the hardest things for a person to actually grasp and put to use in everyday things and people. Having the right mindset and giving ourselves goals to achieve every day is the first step towards finding happiness.

Some days will be worse than others, and these are the days that we will prove to ourselves how strong we really are. You may have to look yourself in the mirror sometimes and actually talk yourself up. Tell yourself how strong, beautiful, and awesome of a person you are, inside and out.

Never. Give. Up.

No journey we take is ever easy. The challenges and obstacles we face are what turn us into the person we are today. You are never alone, remember that. Loneliness is not real. You are surrounded by so many people who love and care for you. When you start to think that no one cares about you, find all those people who think you are amazing and who would do anything for you. You might even be surprised by what you find.

The going will get tough, and you will want to give up, but you were made for this. Keep pushing forward because soon you will figure out that nothing and no one can stop you. You are so close. We are all rooting for you.