We who care too much and feel too deeply.
Who are overly forgiving and stay longer than we should.
We who dare to be vulnerable and bear the weight of other people’s pain.
Who continuously strive to help others, even during times when we are the ones in need of being helped.
Know that this is not our weakness, this is our gift.
We are light in the midst of darkness; a source of compassion in a cold, cruel world.
We must always remember that the world needs our softness, our understanding, our love.
But we must also remember that we, too, are deserving of all those things.
We, too, are deserving of the energy we bring.
— Charlene Lobarbio