Within each person there is a tumultuous assault of thoughts that scream through our consciousness, silently, unbeknownst by the ones around us. “Did I leave the stove on?” and “Do I have my keys?” are of the tamer variety, everyday thoughts and worries that are forgotten almost as quickly as they are realized. The others though, the darker ones, the ones deeper that often appear out of nowhere, but we know have always been there, those are the “Am I good enough?” and “Do I deserve love?” that can come unannounced and are much harder to forget. These thoughts are like pebbles in a placid pond, causing ripples and effects just for being thought or contemplated. Ripples that can manifest in our daily lives and interactions, doubting that we deserve love perhaps we miss opportunities for it, or simply don’t notice them as they pass us by struggling with the idea of if we deserve it.