Hanging By a Thread


“It’s hard. It’s wrenching. It’s incredibly painful, and it’s difficult to feel lightness.

Or to see clearly.

Hanging by a thread can be really disorienting. What you’re going through undeniably sucks.

Listen to me: It’s going to be okay. You’re going to get through this. You can do it. Baby, you ARE doing it.

You’re getting through this. Right now your cells are plumping up and your heart is beating and you have your breath. In breath. Out breath. It’s really okay if you have to get that basic about getting through it.

In breath, out breath. Sun’s gonna rise. It’s going to be okay.

Take encouragement from strangers. Like me. Go ahead. Take it. It’s free and I don’t feel karmically entangled. So listen to me: It’s going to be okay.

This will not kill you.

Do you believe in angels? If you don’t, just believe in them for the next 24 hours. There are a hundred thousand angels by your side.

You’re probably feeling devastatingly alone, like an iceberg drifting. No one can hear you cracking. It’s cold. But, just like an iceberg, you have so much beneath the surface. Years of layers and lifetimes of experience and strengths to call on — skills of expanding consciousness that you didn’t even know you had. You will not sink.


Really and truly. Your picture of heartbreak, your strain of pain is part of the human fabric, and that tapestry is holding you like an Eskimo blanket. Other people have survived this and when they got out of the hole, they left a morphogenic popcorn trail out of the pain. You can trace their steps.

It may be hard to believe right now, but not only will it be okay, not only will you get through and over this, you will thrive again. You will be clear and vibrant and INCREDIBLE.

You will not only have more character to pull out at parties and wisdom to offer the world, but you will feel more joy than you think is possible right now.

You will.

You may walk with a limp. You may wince when you look back (understandable,) you may cry unexpectedly in the book store, but you’ll be more alive, and more You. You will be strong. And you will feel a curious sensation of being more useful. And it will feel really, really fantastic.

What you’re going through right now is so difficult.

And it’s going to be okay.

More than okay.”

Danielle LaPorte

image credit: snoogs and wilde

  1. Kimberly

    February 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Sending you all the good vibes. xo

  2. Plum Pretty Sugar

    February 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    An inspirational post, thank you for sharing this warmth and love.



  3. Shannon

    February 13, 2014 at 11:27 am

    So beautiful. So grounding. And so timely. Glad I clicked on through from Facebook today. Thank you.

  4. J.Mill

    February 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm


  5. jenna

    February 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm


    But you’ll fight and you’ll make it through
    You’ll fake it if you have to
    And you’ll show up for work with a smile
    And you’ll be be better you’ll be smarter
    More grown up and a better daughter
    Or son and a real good friend
    And you’ll be awake and you’ll be alert
    You’ll be positive though it hurts
    And you’ll laugh and embrace all your friends
    And you’ll be a real good listener
    You’ll be honest you’ll be brave
    You’ll be handsome you’ll be beautiful
    You’ll be happy

  6. Jennifer

    February 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    You’re a beautiful person. Inside and out.

  7. Stacey

    February 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Beautiful and sad writing. I adore the feather image; it is quite striking.

  8. Aneta

    February 14, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Hope you’re okay. You will be okay. :)

  9. Kristiina

    February 14, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Just….thank you

  10. jen

    February 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Really needed to read that right now. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. janice

    February 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    thank you!

  12. Desiree

    February 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you.

  13. Desi

    February 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I love Danielle. She’s amazing. Thanks for the reminder.