"Your personality has always made me feel like I want to be happy."
I don’t know if this is the most bittersweet or helpful thing that someone has said to me. It hits home with me and reminds me that there are plenty of other people struggling—whether it is mental illness, physical illness, addiction, an eating disorder or some other type of personal struggle. The fact that who I am has given anyone, even one person, the reminder that their fight is not in vain—gives me a strangely uncomfortable, comforted feeling. Like the feeling of being hugged when you wish you could just be left alone.