People may say that living for external things is a bad idea because they are temporary. While it's true that living for yourself is ideal, but if you're not to that point yet, that's okay too.
You can live for whatever needs you or whatever matters to you. Live for your best friend, live for your plants, live for your pets. Live for whatever keeps you alive and the day will come where you can live for yourself.
I thought of this last night. I was feeling broken. Like I wanted to just leave it all behind and disappear. Run away from my problems, my pain, my hurt, my family. Thinking that I can't do this anymore, I can't keep fighting to try to make things better when it feels like I'm running in quicksand.
I live for my kids. If it weren't for my kids, I don't know where I would be. I live for them because I know they need me. I've already seen from my husband what abandonment by a mother does to a son. I can't do that to them. He has his own mental health issues that stem from abandonment and abuse. Because of them, I have the strength and courage to keep greeting every new day and keep fighting to be here.
What do you live for?