Sounds like bullshit, I know...but hear me out.
Today I was looking at a flower and thinking. I was thinking about the flower in reference to self-destructive behavior and/or thought.
Think of yourself as a flower. And every time you think or say something bad about yourself--or do something bad or negative to yourself--you are ripping a petal off. If you do it enough, pretty soon you'll have no petals left...and you'll be just a stem with nothing left...or worse yet, you will die.
I know that I want to be a beautiful flower, not a dying stem. What about you?
(c) Art by Arielle Lee Becker