We All Deserve Nice Things

Today’s post might be short, but that’s because the message is simple. Over the weekend, I checked off one of the biggest things currently on my bucket list – I saw my favorite musical on Broadway. And even though it still makes me uneasy to gush on this blog about things I love (here’s hoping I can get more comfortable with that!), I want to share some thoughts about what came to mind when I’d realized I’d done something that made me incredibly happy.

So here’s what I have to share today: we all deserve nice things. Every single one of us deserves to have experiences or moments that make us feel good or put a smile on our face. I struggle in dealing with this fact almost every single day, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Each one of us deserves moments of happiness or joy just as much as the person next to them, and for the very same reasons – because we’re all human.

To anyone out there reading this: you deserve nice things just as much as anyone else, and you deserve them in the same way that everyone around you does. I reject this idea on a near-daily basis, but the times when I acknowledge I’m worthy of the joy and beauty of a moment have been some of the richest in my life.

And this is what what brings me back to seeing this musical last weekend. I’m not afraid to say that I cried throughout the entire experience, and that my smile was a mile wide the whole time. There’s a specific kind of joy that you feel when you’re doing something you never thought you’d get to do, and I was wrapped up in that joy for hours.

Am I cured of my depression? Did my anxiety slip away? Absolutely not – in fact, a mini-panic attack the very next day proved that. But that experience went a very long way to remind me that I deserve to do the things I love just as much as anyone else. And if there’s one thing I hope you take away from this post, it’s that you deserve it, too.

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