Woman Leaves Anonymous, Life-affirming Response to Sad Confessions

Someone took the time to leave a few words of encouragement to women who had shared their worst secrets. (Photo: …"What has been the worst day of your life?" read the question in a women's bathroom at Western University in Ontario, Canada. All around it, women had written their confessions on the walls of the bathroom stall. Some had suffered from eating disorders. Some had been raped. Others had lost a parent or lived through a crisis.

One person took the time to read them all, and left a life-affirming response taped to the wall. "In a girls' bathroom stall at my university, girls have written about some of their most horrifying life experiences," Reddit user chellylauren wrote as she shared the note. "This week, somebody replied."

The letter reads:

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.

-Somebody cares.


Faith in humanity: Temporarily restored.

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