Be a light in the dark. Shine brightly for those who have lost their way in the storm. Use your story to help another person continue their own. You are loved. You are significant. You belong here. Be blessed!
There’s so much more to me
Than what your little eyes can see
Yet when you look at me
You think you’ve figured me out
Don’t you realize your point of view
Cannot ever contain the magnitude of me?
Don’t you understand that I am not
Defined, limited, or broken by you?
You’ve never taken the time
To know me as a fellow human being
Yet you believe that you know who I am
You know nothing — I am infinite
You cannot fathom the thoughts
That dance inside my mind
I have dreams that sizzle
Down into my messy soul
There are scars in my heart
That words cannot describe
I have been broken and remade
Too many times
The next time you glance my way
Don’t try to chain me down
Take a moment to see me
For the glorious creation
And will always be
Because when I look at you
I see a precious person
Who is so much more than
Or any of the never ending labels
We have created
To define mankind
We all matter
I have learned over the years how essential gentleness towards oneself is. When you are having a bad moment, bad day, bad year, or a seemingly bad life you owe it to yourself to be kind, to be patient, and to be loving.
Beating yourself up over mistakes of the past or present doesn’t help you in anyway to do better. It’s an act of abuse against yourself, and it will only make you hurt more.
Don’t break apart your own soul. Don’t crush your heart into pieces. Please don’t destroy yourself from the inside out. Be gentle with yourself every single second of every moment of every single day. You are learning, you are growing — you will fumble and stumble but I know you can and will rise again.
You are worthy of your own attention, care, and forgiveness. If you’ve been treating yourself badly today I really hope that you’ll take this opportunity to no longer speak hate into your life but rather love, hope, healing, and joy.
You are not a bad person.
You are not a failure.
You are not meaningless.
You are not born to suffer.
You are not fated for misery.
You are a precious human being. Sweetheart, YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING. A bad moment doesn’t change that. A mistake doesn’t undo your worth. You are a magnificent treasure, and I hope that today you would begin the process of restoring your soul.
With a whole lot of love,