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There are people who care deeply for you, the only thing stopping you from experiencing their love for you is making the connection. Reach out & smile. You never know how much that could make a difference in someone's life & in your own. Merry Xmas & I do really mean that.

Sue, Christchurch

Life is so complicated these days, but there is also so much help around so when you need it, go for it and ask!

Anonymous, Auckland

I hope you find somebody you can confide in. Trust that person and listen.

Gwyneth, Auckland

Accept help that is given, as it comes with love. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Anonymous, Highland Park

Nothing lasts forever. You will get through this. You are beautiful. You are valued. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Anonymous, Wellington

I don't know who needs to hear this now but you are valued and loved.This is for anyone going through the struggle whatever that maybe be. Everything will be okay, although it may not feel like it now.Spread love and kindness this Christmas because you never know who you might help.

Anonymous, Avondale

If you are lying there in the dark, feeling that you're the only one who possibly knows what this feels like and that there is no hope, just know that there is a whole community of people who understand and love you for who you are, even though they don't know you.

Anonymous, Tauranga

There's always light, even if you can't see it. Things do get better. No matter how you are feeling, there is always someone there for you. Never forget that you are brave & strong & beautiful, regardless of anyone saying otherwise.

Anonymous

Start off small... admire the way the stars twinkle and how the world is ringing of Christmas. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! AND STRONG AND WE LOVE YOU for you!

Anonymous

Family, whanau. Missing yours? It’s never easy being away from home, esp. at this time of year, just remember you're not alone. Many of us share the pain of separation. Reach out. There's always someone else ‘out there’ but if they don’t know, they can’t help or give you the gift of hope.

Julie, Bay of Islands

This Christmas I'd love to give you the gift of knowing how amazing you are! You're a unique person, a beautiful piece of the puzzle that makes up the human race who has the capacity to make every single day better just for being in it. Thank you & much love during this season & beyond.

Jane Lowe, Auckland

What dark did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes - Katherine MacKenett

Alex, Wellington

I want you to know, you are going to get through this. Follow your heart and the rest will follow, it may seem like you’re in such a pickle right now... or the world may seem lonely... but I’m here to tell you that it’s okay, you’re beautiful and never ever doubt that.

Anonymous

"If I could, I'd write for you a rainbow and splash it will all the colours of God and hang it in the window of your being so that each new morning you would waken to hope and promise." - Ann Weems

Anne, Auckland

Sending you lots of love over this time, please don't ever feel like you're alone and nobody has your back, there's always someone that will give you the world so don't be afraid to ask for help and remember that you're bloody amazing!

Sharyn Casey, Auckland

If you are reading this, please know that life has ups and downs but you always have a great power that nobody can ever take from you: the power to choose how you see yourself and others.

Anonymous, Epsom

Life can be tough, but even if it feels extra-tough right now, please keep looking for each little good thing. All of those tiny positives pave the way to better times ahead so keep moving forward!

Anonymous, Dunedin

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

Anonymous, Auckland

I’ve been there and I want you to know that I care about you.

Anonymous, Auckland

My outlook is often filled with stormy clouds, but above the clouds exists a radiant sun and clear blue sky. That knowledge sometimes helps me part the clouds a little; to find a chink of sunshine to sit in for a moment. I hope you find a blaze of your own sun in which to revel!

Nat, Auckland

"You are not alone, I will be with you" - Michael Jackson

Anonymous, Epsom

See the positive, awesome things you've done this year - giving someone a smile, or simply getting out of bed each morning - even things like this have a flow on effect & bring positivity to the world!

Anonymous

You are doing an awesome job, keep going, take a deep breath and smile because you are great and the world needs you :) Merry Christmas!

Anonymous

You may not feel like it now, but there are heaps of people ready to help and understand what’s going on for you.

Robyn, Dunedin

You’ve got this! Find the courage to make that call.

Catherine, Laingholm

This too will pass.

Jono, Upper Hutt

We’ve got your back mate.

Warwick, Blenheim

It’s ok to ask for help when you’re stuck. Make the call

Alison, Matamata

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