1. You are beautiful.
I know you tell yourself you’re ugly. You see scars, lumps, bruises, fat, stretch marks, veins, excess hair, split ends, dirty nails, dirty hair, and more. But, you are stunningly gorgeous. Your hair isn’t just red, blond, brown, or black. It is a vibrant, fiery sunset. Or a golden afternoon with sunlight bouncing off of the trees. It’s the rocks that form a strong mountain. Or ink that writes the most captivating words. Your hair is perfect.
Your eyes aren’t green, blue, or brown. They’re aquamarine oceans. Or turquoise rivers. They’re the time of sunset right before dark when everything is dark but there are flecks of gold everywhere.
Your body is perfect. You are not fat. You might have fat. But, that fat doesn’t define you. You are a sister, a daughter, a girlfriend, a friend, a fiancé, a wife, a mother, and so much more. You are kind. You are caring. You are loving. Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that matter. The fat on your thighs doesn’t matter. You have fat, just like you have fingernails. Don’t define yourself by whats on your body.
2. You are enough.
Don’t ever let someone tell you that you aren’t. They are blind to the wonderful person that I know you are. You care more about people than they will ever know. You write more beautifully than anyone else. You draw stunning pictures that can capture exactly what you’re feeling. Not many people can do that. You have a wonderful personality and if someone can’t see that then they aren’t worthy of you.
3. You are Smart.
It doesn’t matter if you never finished high school or college. You are so incredibly smart. A piece of paper cannot describe all the amazing knowledge that you have in your brain.
4. You are Worthy of Love.
So what if that guy dumped you. He obviously is a piece of crap and doesn’t see you for who you truly are. He will never know the wonders that come with knowing you. He will never understand how you draw when you’re upset. Or, how you listen to music that describes your mood perfectly. He will never understand the fascination that you have with anatomy. Or, how you can watch documentaries on Machu Pichu.
Someday, I promise, you will find the love you are longing for. Whether it’s a family member, a friend, God, or in a romantic relationship. You will find love, happiness, and peace.
5. You Are Awesome!
You truly inspire me with awe. You have made it through every bad day. You are still alive. You are alive for a reason. You demand respect when you walk into a room. You are confident. You are incredible. You motivate me every day to keep going after my dreams.
6. Focus on the Positive
Don’t fill yourself with the negative. Look for the bright side in every situation. If you look for the negative you won’t be happy. Try to find the good in everything. Whether it’s just that you learned to never make that choice again. You can learn something from everyone and everything.
7. You Have Everything You Need to Achieve Your Dreams
You have yourself. You are smart. You are kind. You know what to do. You will achieve your dreams because you’re motivated. So what if you’re scared. Everyone is. Everyone is scared of something. You have to just get over your fear and step out in faith. The journey isn’t going to be easy, but I promise it will be worth it.
8. You’re needed
I don’t care if that guy didn’t think he needed you. There are people in your life who truly care about you. They need you in their life. You never know who is struggling around you. You could be the very reason someone else is alive right now. The world needs you to go after your dreams and make it a better place.
9. You’re Stronger than you Think
You are so very, very strong. So what if someone can’t handle you on your bad days. You have handled yourself on EVERY single one of your bad days and that makes you strong as hell. You are so much stronger than you think! Don’t give up on yourself!
10. I’m Proud of You
I’m proud that you got out of bed today. I’m proud that you read this blog post. I’m proud that you are alive today. I’m honored that you care enough to read this. I know you will struggle. I know you will feel like giving up. But, I know that you won’t. I’m proud of you for that. You will do incredible things in your life and I can’t wait to see what you do!
Which one of these did you need to hear today? Comment below and then encourage others who post. Let’s spread love and encouragement. Everyone is struggling. You are not alone in this.
Soli Deo Gloria,