“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Just the fact that you’re able to carry a smile on your face when your whole body feels tense and apprehensive, is a sign of strength. You might not even know it, and you might refuse to believe that you’re brave, but trust me, you are.
You’re coping with your anxiety as best you can, so please be gentle with your soul.
I bet you didn’t know that your best would be considered and unbearable, a monumental task to someone who doesn’t have to deal with anxiety on a daily basis. You’re a courageous, sweet and beautiful soul who happens to suffer from fear, apprehension and irrational thoughts, so please believe that you’re so much more than your anxiety.
Yes, more often than not, you have to come face to face with all the fears that you mind constructs and spits at your soul, but you fight back. You put on a smile and at the same time try to talk yourself out of the darkness in your mind by doing your best at being rational, after all, it’s your best weapon against irrational thoughts.