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Don't you EVER give up

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 9, 2013, 8:12 AM
Please play the song while viewing this journal. I've tried my hardest to create a, well, a kind of experience for you. The music plays a crucial role in delivering that experience and a very important message. I promise you won't regret it. Just make sure the whole journal is loaded, turn on your speakers, push play, and start scrolling. The song is about 4 minutes so keep that in mind as you scroll. Please share this journal and help spread it's message!

You're not alone. by GoldenBulletx Too Many Tears I've Cried by Lestrim
Anger by sarahwayn3
The finite by DR1983 Alone. by Johawna frustration by rosscaughers Help Me by iloveonly1
Depression by The-Orange-Ribbon Pain by 1000Liies
Alone by ThePhoenixInBlack
depression? by DropDeadGirl
Fake a smile by Alephunky to write love on her arms v.2 by smile-beautiful89
Depressed mind by AkatsukiRamenFan let go by Deeevilish
Pride Contest- Make It Stop by blayresalice Depression by Lloydus-Aurelius  oh tears by SpellboundMisfitsDepression 001 by BonePeeler
Dirty Little Secret 008 by iishygirly
 Depression by lolipopek The great Depression by iScarzleave me alone. by this-is-the-life2905
worthless. by BritLawrence Fallen by Wathertear
Dirty Little Secret 002 by iishygirly
gvxdfgfgnfsd by MotherFuckaA   Secret 76 by Broken-Girlx
Bullying by xMkx it's in your eyes by bird-bone
Day 122: Bullying part 1 by KnightLuna
depression by 3rd3mChildren of the Fae by pure-anime Depression by VulpineBoi
Soft Sweater Depression by Graph-Paper Pain by BritLawrence
Don't trust the newspaper by AnjaRoehrichHalf Life II by kittens-and-arsenic

Enough is enough. by BritLawrence Scars by Nessie905
love is the movement. by MerciPourLeVenin-x
To Write Love On Her Arms by M-Bae  TWLOHA Day I by pshyeah-rin
To Write Love On Her Arms Day by SpunkyStella To Write Love On Her Arms. by IncendiaDeathere's  always hope. by this-is-the-life2905
To Write Love On Her Arms by Padme92 NOT ALONE by gaurdianangelsfall
To Write Love On Her Arms by TaniaButtonz Photography - To write love by CelesJessa
whats your movement? by mkay25
twhola by wingspanbig Write love on her arms by DigitalHeartache
ToWriteLoveOnHerArms by Lexi-Cat
I Won't Give Up by InsaneymaneyLove Shines Through All by Theanimalparade
Dirty Little Secret 016 by iishygirly
Secret 0887 by DeviantArtSecret Secret 1495 by DeviantArtSecret
bullying - speak out. by GemmaZ forgiveyourself by smile-beautiful89
To Write Love On Her Arms . by MerciPourLeVenin-x
 I want to live by BritLawrence Strength by BritLawrence
Say what you want about me. by BlackCyanideAngel
Dont Give Up by UndeadxHeros Ink'd by JoyceMonster
YOU CANNOT BE REPLACED!! by Soules13 It'll Be Okay by LittleDreamer152
Stay Strong by Nessie905 you are beautiful. by this-is-the-life2905
I'm a fighter. by palm-tree-envy
.Still Human. by nothingbuteverything
It gets better by CalypsoKid95 Truth. by scathing-sanity
Stay Strong, Loves. by MikkiMarie
you are perfect to me. by this-is-the-life2905Never Lose Hope by LittleDreamer152
Life is beautiful... by this-is-the-life2905Stay Strong. by FreeTheSanity
Promise? by Just-A-DreamerXo
In every single way. by Just-A-DreamerXo HOPE. by FreeTheSanity
Hope by onlyforyou123I care. by this-is-the-life2905
No longer by Just-A-DreamerXo
Half Life II by kittens-and-arsenic  Hope dies last. by Mrs-Durden
Smile by bayb-kiedis
Best Friends by maddikinz Best friends forever by Liq08
Be brave... I by LMPPhoto smile by Raisinka
Smile. by BoyLondonQhappy by ewiku
Hug me by Enaaa Hugs by ludomanxD

Last Midsummer Breeze by MarsiaMS only hope by ralucs
Tear of joy? by S4wdust

Keep your spirit high, Don't give up

You have a purpose,

 There IS a meaning to life

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Song: Your Very Own Crown
Artist: Justin Allen Whiting (JAW), a local artist…

Keep your spirit high, Don't give up

You have a purpose,

 There IS a meaning to life

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This is the MOST WONDERFUL MOMENT of all thw compassionate art of the community. I was really hurt while people I know and don't know in the past, they verbal, physical, emotional abuse and bullying. But right now I am a victim of workplace abuse. I thought when things get better while I just put my trust, but then the way people might have treated me while turned me into a monster? Is all terrible. Committing bad things forcing me to place my job, instead of God first. But I believe God, Jesus, and the angels are there for everyone of us. :heart:
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
13 out of 16 deviants thought this was fair.

I decided to go with a critique so that my watchers could see this message as well; I believe it's something that everyone needs to be aware of. It's an idea that so many people tend to forget; no one save for two individuals know about my almost-successful suicide. There IS hope. People DO care.

While yours might not be a unique message, it's still important. From someone who's dealt with Pandora's Box From Hell, it seriously hit home. From someone who did give up, this means a whole hell of a lot. Support, even from a stranger, can make a difference.

Thank you for posting this. So much.
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36 out of 38 deviants thought this was fair.

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XeniaStar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. That's all I can say. Thank you.
This really helps. The pictures, the music, it's beautiful. I cryed at this. Thank you a lot for making this, it helps. It really helps. 
Thank you once again.
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Devin-Trinidad Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, the music completely fits the pictures as you scroll down. It gets from being soft and downplayed, but as you get a sense of hope and the pictures become more and more lighthearted. The subtle transitions and the message of this journal...just wow. 
Moosezoomin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Writer


I almost couldn't get through this. :(


And it does get better, even when you abruptly realize you are just like the people you despise most.  You can change, you can always be different, you can always be you.
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm so glad you like it :thanks: It means a lot to hear your feedback : )

 I was a little worried that because of the fact that people are deleting/putting some of their deviations into storage that it wasn't as impatful :/ are the missing deviations distracting?
Moosezoomin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Writer
I didn't notice anything missing, not knowing that people had done what you say, but now that I look at it again, it's not distracting or annoying, it just looks maybe a bit awkward, but, it's a fantastic collection.  This is Exhibition Quality work.
onlyforyou123 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for using one of my pictures!! It really means a lot that my Hope Stone can possibly help someone. This journal is amazing! I hope it helps thousands of people! <3333
Jerrekedb Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I only saw this just now, after having had a major breakdown( )... Thanks. This was exactly what I needed.
Johawna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thank you so much for this. Really.. Great job. :)
Rose567 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you,this gives me so much hope. Thank you so much....This brought tears to my eyes after I felt like giving up...thank you....:')
Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful ;m; everything n this is so true and this is just inspirational!
I really don't know what else to say to this....its just brilliant and jve been there before and struggling with a few battles of my own atm.
Thanks for making this!
paulypants Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
This piece would be perfect for a project we are developing -- an online gallery for artists who have been bullied or who explore the theme of bullying in their work. It's called the You Will Rise Project. Check it out here: and read the "Submit Work" section for details about sharing your work on our site. Thanks!
AgraelLPS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful ;w; I lost all my words when I saw this...And I didn't even hear the music [One time I'm gonna look at this again,but this time with music...]
...It's so beautiful,cuz it's so true :love:
I know this feeling so well...
The whole story begun when I lost my really close friend,it was few years ago...The worst years in my life!I never was suicidal,and I'm prouf of this,but I was really sad at those times...I felt like my life has no meaning...I had no friends,and I felt so alone...I felt like everyone's better than me...And I felt so other...Nobody in my school is like me =w='' Everyone acts like they're just stupid perverts,but they don't feel alone,they don't feel sad...I felt like I'm the only one like that...
...NOTHING has changed,except one thing...
Rather my mind...I finally learned how to stay optimistic...I tried and tried...And today I'm absolutelly happy of my life <3
I still have no friends,but I'm not alone cuz of my family[and cat],nobody else is necessary :hug:
I'm still other,but that's ok,I'm original ^w^ [And sometimes I'm just happy cuz I'm not like those "stupid perverts" xD]
I'm finally trully myself <3
Once I felt like I was the only sad one,now I feel like I'm the only optimist on the world,but I'm trying to change that x3
That's all I wanted to say...And thank you,I'm gonna show this some of my sad friends x3
makepictures Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Each deviant who made the images you use in this journal have made a brave statement of individual strength but you have given each of them a collective and connected voice.  Bravo!
SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of the most amazing things I've seen on DeviantART, if anywhere. The song greatly enhanced it. How long did it take to make?
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
At least 15-16 hours! lol

Thank you for the kind words, I am really glad you like it :)
Lovely-Madness-13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond fantastic. So many of the images and words hit home, and I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels that way. It's mind blowly well done.
goblinqueen1993 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
This is perfect in every way... Everybody needs to see this!
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aww thank you, im glad you like it :):thanks:
goblinqueen1993 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
You are most welcome! It was incredible!
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
XxFlameFrost101xX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this and I really want my watchers to see it. Please can I make a link to this in my journal? :iconlubplz:
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'd LOVE if you did that and I appreciate it so much : )
thank you for helping spread the word
XxFlameFrost101xX Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much :aww:
Jaycca Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very inspiring... :')
TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome journal, dear. I've also suffered from severe depression, now I'm kinda getting out of it. :D
jmolloy97 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
This is really good :) it does help when i'm sad :)

Pinkcole Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

My friend posted a comment on this.

She mentioned me in it.

I love this a lot.

Thank you so much for posting this.

Thank :iconmaicometshard: for mentioning me.

aegiandyad Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
"There is no secret that anybody has that he can give you." [Wm. Burroughs] "The cause of all suffering is desire." [Gautama Sidartha, the Buddha]

...and the cause of desire is having a body. That was the second of the 'Four Noble Truths'. You are suffering because you havea body which feels as it it wants things very badly, some of which it can't have. To turn on this body and beat it up for having unfullfilled desires only makes things worse. The 'secrets' of life are not secrets. They are things that we know but can't somehow bring ourselves to believe. Your senses, which include the capacity to feel pain, anger, grief, frustration, boredom, melancholy and the like... they are all arbitrary illusions, 'givens' that you can do nothing about without 'living well' [i.e. already knowing the secret].

William Burroughs was a heroin addict, off and on, for fifteen years. His 'secret' was knowing that he had to stop, that he could stop; and believeing it enough to spend his last remittance cheque on a flight to London instead of more narcotics. Only you know what you must or should bring yourselves to believe in order to make it true. You can outwait depression, refuse to let it wear you down completely.. have the patience to grow and most importantly the faith that the struggle is worth it.

"In so far as you have done it for the least of these, my brethren, you have done it for me." [Jesus of Nazareth]

"Oh, no... no! I'm not a good man." [John Bradburne, Christian martyr, killed in Zimbabwe in september 1979 because he refused to leave the leper colony at Mutemwa.]
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
This is my photo of John Bradburne .

"If men revile you and curse you, remember they did it to me first." [Jesus of Nazareth]
FreeTheSanity Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Photographer
This is actually beautiful.
the-golden-eagle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This has really amazing impact, it gets the message across so clearly, beautifully done 
PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
This is really deep and inspiring. :)
jangiyodha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
pretty cool journal  :hug:
bakkeneko Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I always see things like this, but I doubt things can get better.
They only get worse for me.
Thanks for posting a thing like this though, it made me smile. c:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
DarkAcey Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Journals like this should make it to the portal more often. The community needs more hope, and we all could use a kind reminder to keep moving forward. 

On that note, I have to recommend a song that fits this theme. It's "King" by Lauren Aquilina. I've listened to it nonstop for a while now. Below is a link to her youtube page, where she briefly talks about it and then plays it acoustically. 

Lauren Aquilina | King (Live) - The Piano Sessions…
NoahLKoopa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is absolutely beautiful and absolutely true. Never give up. There's always hope. Even in the darkest of times, there is hope.
GMan1255 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Writer
I remember seeing this on the Burdened Hearts group earlier. I guess that now it is on the portal, I will speak now. This means a lot to me even though it changes nothing. I know people care, but... do they? If I were to disappear, you would not feel sad. I would be simply another name, another statistic. If people cared, I wouldn't be suicidal. You can't convince me otherwise of that last one. Maybe the first two, but not that last one. 
villainouswolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist
I care cx and I don't even know you. Gonna stalk your deviant art brb
GMan1255 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   Writer
Haha, I guess you liked stalking my profile enough to give me a watch? Thank you :)
villainouswolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist
YEP C: because I'm nice and I freaking ruleRage 
GMan1255 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Writer
Well, Thanks again!
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Because you matter.
TarynNefdt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Excellent. I feel like I'm in the presence of a literary-visio great. I think you've made a new category. Wow this journal is the best journal I've seen thus far on dA. I love the way you used it and made use of the visual, the literary and the music and everything works together. Its all integrated.

Absolutely amazing - I feel like I'm in the presence of a game changer. Such expressiveness. Just wow.

I've only one thing to add and thats prayer helps as well. 
DilligentGoat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, and inspiring. : )
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Thank you for this.  :clap:
RaverHound16 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me cry because I can relate to it...
ScytheMaster123 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Good to see someone else in my situation.
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