A Letter to My Sister: You Are Not Alone

No matter what you face in life, remember that you don’t have to suffer in silenceDear Beautiful Sister, Life is a journey full of ebbs and flows, ups and down, ins and outs. You can be going along for days, weeks, months or even years, and then all of a sudden, life throws you a curve ball headed straight for your head—or maybe your heart.

What do you do? Duck? Bob left? Bob right? Haul off running in the wrong direction? What a roller coaster ride it is, this thing called life. Life has a way of showing up fast, and it can take your breath away. Sometimes, it may feel like you're just along for the ride.

Over the past week, the Hope team has been having a number of chats about what women are facing on a daily basis—the ugly and the not so pretty stuff that can rock your world. During our conversations, we concluded that women are experiencing closed-door suffering. They are dealing with challenges that are stacked against them and they feel all alone in the process. They're thinking they're the only ones going through their struggles. Quite possibly, they’re too afraid of being judged, so they suffer in silence. Women are dealing with stress, depression, broken hearts, starting over, and feeling trapped or stuck—and that's the short list.

The message I want to share with you is that you are not alone, my sister. You are not alone.

Many women show up looking fabulous on the outside, but are full of fear on the inside. Women grind and hustle, trying to build the lives they desire but, at the same time, they feel like they're not making any progress. We know there are women who want to live a better way.

If this is you, you are not alone.

This post is a dose of hope. It’s for the mothers, the daughters, the sisters, the aunts, the dreamers, the leaders, the trailblazers, the innovators. You are not alone. Today is the day you can choose to no longer suffer in silence.

It takes courage to make the first step. Connect with someone you can confide in and share your heart. My sister, you were never designed to carry the weight of the world. You weren't created to live in fear, lack and limiting beliefs. You were created to shine your light in the world. You were designed to be a blessing to the lives of others. You were born for greatness.

Today is the day to stand up and take your place in your own life. Today is the day to choose you. Within you is a bold, brave and courageous woman who can do what she needs to do to create the life she truly desires. You are a woman of hope. Hope for a better way, a better day, a better life. Hope for a brighter future, in spite of today. Hope that those hidden dreams in your heart will come to pass. Hope that the life you live today is preparing you for the greater life you are destined to live tomorrow.

Even as you emerge into your greatness, beautiful, and begin to shed the things that are holding you back, always know that you are not alone.

With Love,

Your Doing-Life-with-You Sister

Cheryl