I saw this on Twitter and had to share this with my thoughts attached.
So, because none of this has happened to me today means I can’t be having a bad day?
Because I wasn’t sexually assaulted again, I can’t be having a bad day?
I suffer with PTSD everyday. It makes me feel the same way I did when I was raped. I feel his hands, his force, the ripping pain when he forced himself into me. I remember it all so vividly. But because it’s not happening to me, and I’m only remembering it, I can’t have a bad day.
Because people died today, my day isn’t bad compared to theirs and their family’s?
Well, try living wishing you were dead. Try walking into the bathroom and knowing there’s about 20 bottles of pills you could take right then and there to die. Try walking past a shop that sells guns and knowing that if you stole one of those, you could so easily kill yourself on spot. Try walking past razor blades in a hardware store and thinking about how a little bit of pressure vertically against your wrist could kill you.
100 families lost their home today.
I’ve been homeless. I went from house, to car, to hotel, to camper, to car, to hotel. My aunt and uncle kicked my family out of their camper and gave us a list of local homeless shelters.
170 parents found out their kid has cancer today.
My mom lost a mother and a sister to cancer.
My mother found out 9 months ago that her daughter has a life threatening eating disorder, self harms, and is suicidal. Sure, she can force her daughter to recover but it doesn’t stop that her daughter has also had a blood disorder since birth that could actually kill her.
I don’t have to have gotten the worst news of my life to be having a bad day. A bad day could simply be caused by being late to class and receiving a detention. A bad day could be caused by gaining weight. A bad day could be caused by being bullied.
I’m sure the person who made this photo has never dealt with the things they’ve stated, so they must have beautifully perfect days. They can never say they are having a bad day because they’re too young to marry so they haven’t lost their husband in war, they’re on Twitter right now so they must still have a home, they’re too young to have a car, they don’t have a kid, she wasn’t shot or killed, they aren’t dead due to child abuse, and I can’t say anything about sexual assault because I can’t determine whether or not they have.
Anything. Can. Cause. A. Bad. Day.
Just remember that.