You've all heard it before:
From fortune cookies
To "deep" (please use the quotes to note my mockery) Facebook statutes
Even Kelly Clarkson (love the song btw, no criticism towards the artist herself)
"What doesn't kill makes you stronger!"
So lovely to hear.
So easy to believe.
Yet so incredibly, demoralizingly inaccurate.
Unleash the wrath of the non-believers (or rather the believers in this fairy tale approach to hardship) upon me.
I can take it, my loves.
As someone who has gone down the rabbit hole and almost died crashed into its pits;
As a friend of so many who have skimmed the surface or completely broken out of their capable limits;
I can honestly say I hate that saying.
It makes me feel, of all ironic things to feel, weak.
Because we are somehow exempt from all bad days, or poor choices, with this "new found strength" that so many impose upon us.
And if we ever show a sign of human weakness, it isn't perceived as a bad day.
It's called a relapse.
And let me tell you something, my dear fudgies, you do not owe anyone the strength expected from you.
You have witnessed your fall, inch by inch, and you are recovering, by taking back every single one of those inches.
You may crawl out of this hole a little bit weaker than Mr sunshine next door.
You may climb out of the darkness a little more fragile than Rose Colored Sunglasses McGee over there.
But as you move on and face the hardship of life, you sure as fudge are a heck of a lot wiser than anyone who ever expected the incredible Hulk out of your morale.
No one knows where you have been.
So don't let them choose where you're going.
Be the strength you need to keep getting a little healthier, a little happier, and just keep fudging perfection.
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