“Stop calling yourself a failure. There are planets and stars in your eyes, and there are fires and oceans in your veins. Your head is a forest, your heart is a meadow, and you are a work of art.” -3 am
Ever since we met, I have had nothing but admiration for your strength. You have been through hell and back, yet you view this world in rose-colored glasses and have such a deep love for the people around you. It’s really inspiring. I have watched you grow into your own, learn to love your family and the friends you made along the way, learn to appreciate the love people gave you, and see you outgrow people. And over the years, seeing all the rest of what you’ve endured has only made that admiration grow and made me look up to you that much more. Words can never express how absolutely magnificent you are. Really.
Every time you called me, crying, asking for me to come to be your rescue… It has been my greatest honor knowing that you put so much stock in our friendship that it’s your oasis from the world. I loved seeing your face light up and mood drastically change by simply being around me, your aura is infectious. You light up every room that you enter and your happiness is so contagious. You make it absolutely impossible to be depressed in your presence. And I know that right now, it’s really hard for you to see just how much you’re worth in this world… but believe me, everyone that’s met you is much better for having known you. This world wouldn’t be the same without you here, I’m so ecstatic that you are alive. And that you continue to be alive every single day.
Things aren’t going to change overnight, it’s going to be a very long journey to loving yourself. But please take this with you, you are so worth loving. You are worth more than everything good that this universe has to offer. Take the time to love yourself just as much as you love everyone else because not are they better for it, you will be as well.
So… no matter what happens, no matter what anyone tells you, you are so loved. No matter what situations life throws towards you, you always have and always will be loved. You are worth so much more than your experiences in this world and you are worth so much more than your reactions to them. And no matter what you may face in this life of yours, I will always be here by your side to remind you of your worth. Forever. Because that’s what friends do and that’s the least I could do for all you’ve given me.
“If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself.” -Nikita Gill