During a difficult and unhappy time in my life, I came across a quote that resonated with me:
The best gift you can give to someone is your own happiness.
This doesn’t mean a fake, painted-on happy face. To me this means doing what you need to do to be your authentic self… In doing so, you can be content. Be kind to yourself. Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be happy in your own skin. Enjoy everyone around you. This will allow you to be a light in an all-too-dark world. And the energy you put out into the world is what will come back to you. And that’s a beautiful thing.