Whatever it is, close your eyes.
Close your eyes and think of the planet you live on.
The planet where people are living and dying
People are fighting and people are falling in love
Somewhere, someone is being beaten
Somewhere, someone is being held and embraced
Somewhere, there is a teenage boy, enthralled with the way a girls eyelashes kiss in between her words
Somewhere, there is a couple falling out of love
Somewhere, there is a couple writing love letters back and forth
Close your eyes and think of the universe.
Think of the cosmos.
Think of the stars, of the vast amount of nothingness that captures the scientists
Captures their brains as they hover over their work while the world is asleep and they feel more alive than they have any other hour of the day.
Your problems don’t feel so big after all, do they?
Your homework will get done.
You will not hate yourself forever.
Your parents will stop fighting.
In one year, you might not even remember what’s making you sad.
Eat the ice cream. Eat the whole pint.
Don’t turn in that homework assignment if it’s stressing you out to the point of tears.
Let loose. Stop worrying.
It is one number on the scale, it is one grade in your semester average, it is one argument, it is one sad day.
Let it go.
If it won’t matter in one year, don’t let it ruin your happiness now.