This post is meant for one particular person but as I usually do, I’m putting it out into the world just in case someone else needs it.
The reason you cry is that the words are hard to hear. They don’t sound right because they’re the opposite of what you’ve said a thousand times in your head and in your heart. It seems so foolish that these words would cause you pain. They are, of course, what you’ve wanted for someone to say for so long. To tell you about the beauty that lies inside you. The special things that so many people have overlooked. The reason you cry is that this moment is fleeting and you’ll be back on your own soon.
There’s no reason to cry because if you look deep enough you’ll see. The only thing that has happened is that you’ve forgotten. Forgotten that you are special in everything that you are. You’ve forgotten that those who have called you ugly are only projecting their cold hearts onto you. It’s nothing more than a lie that you were told but you believed it. You took it and wore and made it your own. Now it is time to shed it and remember.
Remember that this is your life. It belongs to you and you will decide. Decide to want for more. Decide that your value is not in the eyes of those around you but inside of the very fiber of your being. You are more than they’ll ever realize because they can’t see you. They can’t see through the reflection of their own hatred for themselves. Today you will decide to shed the cloaks that they’ve put upon you because you are so much more than they can see. Now you can decide that your tears are not for you but for them. Because you know that they could be beautiful too but they have chosen to be ugly and tried to put it on you. And their unaccepted gift will stay in their hands and their hearts as you walk away.