Do you know how hard I struggle? Every day is hard. Every day is a battle for us all. I understand that everyone struggles. I understand that many have it worse than I. Their pain, their struggles, their battles... they do not negate or lessen my own. I don't need sympathy. I don't need pity. I do my best to give everyone empathy and understanding. But I still struggle. I want to be better than I am now. I struggle to be better everyday. I fail. I fail often and spectacularly. I have thought of suicide in the past. I have considered running away and hiding from everyone and everything. I can't. Something inside me keeps struggling. Something makes me face the world each day. There are days when I can't. Days when I retreat. Days when I DO hide. But I always keep going. Even on those days I make it through another day, another hour, another minute. I suffer. I hurt. I retreat. I hide. I do NOT stop. I survive the pain and struggle. You can't see it. I can't see your struggle. I hope you win your struggle. I hope you know I'm cheering for you everyday. I may not know you. I still cheer. I may not like you. I still cheer. Because everyday is a new chance. Because every hour is a new opportunity. Because every minute is a new moment. I love. I hurt. I feel. I grow. You may not see it. You may not cheer me. You may never know the battle I face. You will never know the struggle just to face the mirror and look into my own eyes. I hope you cheer. I hope you seek to understand another's struggle even if it isn't mine. Even if you don't I still cheer for you. Do you know how hard I struggle?