I pray the sharing of my past becomes the courage for someone's future.
There is strength in numbers, it allows us courage. Courage to speak out loud to something that we may have kept to ourselves... in experiences that caused so much trauma. When we're left alone to cope, all we have is our own self-talk, our own experiences to that suffering. And at times that can make no sense to us, or others around us.
But when we share we are allowing our vulnerabilities to lift another, to understand, to relate. To realize that they aren't alone. And hopefully to share their own.
It's okay then, to not be okay for awhile.