“Anxiety isn’t just having a hard time catching your breath. Anxiety is waking up at 3 a.m. from a dead sleep, because your heart is racing. Anxiety is breaking out in a rash for no reason. Anxiety is stressing over things that may or may not be real. Anxiety is questioning your faith, ‘How could my Creator allow me to feel this way?’ Anxiety is calling your sister three hours before she gets up for work in hope she’ll answer, so you can get your mind off the attack. Anxiety is a 2 a.m. shower. Anxiety is your mood changing, in a matter of minutes.
Anxiety is uncontrollable shaking and twitching. Anxiety is crying real and painful tears. Anxiety is nausea. Anxiety is crippling. Anxiety is dark. Anxiety is having to make up excuse after excuse for your behavior. Anxiety is fear. Anxiety is worry. Anxiety is physically and emotionally draining. Anxiety is raw. Anxiety is real. Anxiety is a fight with your spouse, even though you’re not mad. Anxiety is snapping at the smallest annoyance. Anxiety is flashbacks. Anxiety is ‘What if?’ Anxiety is a lot of, ‘What’s wrong?’ and ‘I don’t know’.
Your feelings matter… Just because you’re bothered by something others aren’t, it doesn’t make you crazy or worthless. Some of the most successful people in life, have anxiety. This is not your fault. This is not the end. You are strong. You are intelligent. You are brave. You are worthy.
If you ever need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’ll never ever be upset if you make me your 2 a.m. phone call.”