Green Tea. White Lies.

I have been insecure most of my life. I was told that I was too dark. I’m terrified of the dark. I was told that I was too tall. I wished I was shorter. I was told that I would one day be fat and undesirable. I was told that I would never be enough. I have never really felt enough. Until….. One day, I met someone who looked past my pain, disguises, and excuses. One day, I met someone who loved the person behind the mask. How I fought them.. I tried not to care, but secretly, I did. They made me forget that I was insignificant. They made me feel like I mattered before it was a political slogan. I mattered to them. God knows they mattered to me. Like an abused animal seeking nourishment, although I didn’t completely trust what they were trying to do, I knew I needed what they were doing. I needed to be rebuilt. I needed to be edified. I needed to be needed too. Today, I stand strongly in both the majesty and strength of the sun. Thank you. I have been insecure most of my life. I’m not too dark. I’m just the right height. Even if I’m fat, I, too, deserve love. I am more than enough. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be who I now am. Thank you. I don’t believe that seeds ever get an opportunity to marvel at the beauty of their gardens. I am nothing more than a flower in your garden. Thank you for helping me grow…..Patrick

As always, this week, please do something for someone other than yourself for no other reason than to make their lives better. Also, if you make it to where you’re going, please don’t forget to leave a map for the rest of us. Always Choose Love because Love Changes Everything.

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