Yesterday, Marcey, one of my readers, shared a link to a Yahoo News post, which shared an image that Reddit user chellylauren posted on her page five days ago, and which I’m now going to share with all of you. Did you follow all that?
LOL. I can barely follow it myself.
Anyway, chellylauren posted the image and said, “In a girls’ bathroom stall at my university, girls have written about some of their most horrifying life experiences. This week, somebody replied.”
Then she posted an image of the anonymous reply. I thought it was such a beautiful human moment that I wanted to share it with all of you. Click on the image to read it, or I’ve transcribed it here:
To the girl who was raped: You are so strong. I cannot fathom the pain you must have gone through. The fact that you have the bravery to write it (even on a bathroom wall) gives me hope.
To the girl with eating disorders: I promise you, although I don’t know you, you are beautiful, you deserve your health. You deserve freedom from that hell.
To the girl with the alcoholic father: I am so sorry for the agony it must cause. Again, such courage is remarkable you must be such a strong person to see such pain.
To the girl whose father died: Missing them never goes away. The ache of their absence never goes away. But the love they had, the memories you share surely must last. I am sure, out of the bottom of my heart, the people who have left you in this world are exceptionally proud of the person you are.
Every time I see these walls, these confessions, I feel so blessed to know I have the privilege of seeing them. Your moments, these secrets, are all precious even though they are sad. To all of you (including those I did not mention, and those who have not yet written)
-You are worthy.
-You are strong.
-You are brave.
-You are loved.
Someone had scribbled their own quick reply at the bottom which was poignant all by itself.
“To the person who wrote this, thank you.”
Whoever wrote this note, this is beautiful you. You’re a bathroom stall angel.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing