“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain…To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices–today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”–Kevin Aucoin

As people with Bipolar, it’s difficult to choose not to feel intense elation or pain, as sometimes the chemical makeup of our mind decides otherwise. But we can try our best to work through the emotions that flow through us. We can put forth continuous effort into the work we do managing our moods. We can try our hardest every day. We can embrace and learn from our mistakes. We can remember to be patient with ourselves. We can remember to be kind. We can look in the mirror, even on our worst day, and say to ourselves, I love you. I am worth something. I am worth fighting for.

And you are. You have great worth. To your family, to your friends, to the world. Embrace your life, and keep living every day.