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Dear Rebecca

This is a letter for when you are feeling a bit crap.

It’s okay. Sometimes feeling crap happens. You know that. You also know that often it’s not based on reality, it’s just your mind playing tricks on you. Though sometimes it is based in reality. Still, it will pass.

Sometimes you will want to do many more things than your body will allow. Don’t be frustrated, just do the things you can manage. The other stuff will wait, or it won’t. Either way, it doesn’t matter. Don’t be overwhelmed by time rushing on and feeling like the world is passing you by; you’re still moving, just a bit slower for a time.

Don’t worry about doing. Just be still. Know that you are loved, by God, by your family, by many people. That’s what matters, not what you do.

Sometimes you’ll feel sad, and it will be for many reasons but it will also feel like it’s for no reason. Don’t panic. Just take a deep breath. Feel sad and let it pass, like water through your fingers. You are not loved any less for feeling sad.

Just remember

that not even death or life,
angels or rulers,
things present or things to come, hostile powers,
height or depth, or any other created thing
will have the power to separate us
from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! 

(Romans 8:38-39)