I understand now that I'm not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, "For the same reason I laugh so often—because I'm paying attention.
Needed to hear this now more than ever. The reason they chose you is because you are a good person. But never regret being a good person and don't stop being a good person because you have been burned before.
Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself. Know that you're a good person and a good friend. What's meant to be will end up good and what's not won't. Love is worth fighting for, but sometimes you can't be the only one fighting.