So, by now you should know that I’m a tad obsessed with encouraging people. And then it hit me. I do it for myself too. Here’s an old letter I wrote in my old blog for those not familiar with it.
Do you know that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, and a BRIGHT explosion of LIGHT in the darkness that surrounds?
Do you know how much YOU ARE LOVED, IMPORTANT, and SO PRECIOUS, oh so precious that to lose you would bring so much pain and tears?
Do not be afraid.
Stand tall because you were meant to sit a top a mountain and SHINE BRIGHT, brighter than the sun. YOUR SMILE is needed; your love, your strength, your thoughts, YOUR WORDS, and the sound of YOUR LAUGHTER create bursts of HAPPINESS and JOY all around.
I know how it is.
I too have felt the on going frustrations of this life, the push of darkness against the chest, and the rejection that comes with being different, being other, BEING YOURSELF.
I understand the pain of waiting, the conditions that say nothing will change, that you’re stuck or worse, trapped in a dark, cold pit with no way out.
The whispers that tell the lie, “You will not be loved.”
You possess boundless strength, a heart that sees eternity, and a soul that sings melodies more beautiful than heaven’s angels.
No one can create the life written in your footsteps and inked in the hearts of those who:
have met you,
shared meals with you,
laughed with you,
cried with you,
dreamed with you,
danced with you,
heard your voice,
and held your held.
Do not lose HOPE. Hold on to FAITH. And do not give up on LOVE.
Yes, you really are that amazing.
And if you must be afraid, take a step forward anyway because you never know where you can go, who you can meet, what you can accomplish, and all the things you can see, taste, feel, and know.
Life is an adventure waiting for you!
And if someone should dare belittle you or sound off all your weaknesses and make you feel less than the amazing individual you really are, know that it speaks more loudly about their insecurities, failures, and shortcomings than yours. It’s not about you, but rather them. The truth is they’re jealous of you, your dreams, your power, and the light within you that pierces through anything and anyone.
And always be true to yourself and your voice because anything else or less would be a true tragedy and a great loss. This world already has enough of both.
So please, BE YOU and share the beauty that comes along with it.
And, always remember like my amazing friend Geo once said to me, “Never, never lose your sense of HUMOR.”
A fellow human being Sammy
Know someone in need of encouragement? Please share this with them! 🙂