Everything about you matters, Sweet Soul. Everything. Your voice. Your song. Your body. Your sorrow. Your joy. Your dreams. Your tragedies. Your love. Your waking up. Your going to sleep. Your struggles. Your victories. Your passion. Your weaknesses. Your pain. Your healing. Your tears. Your laugh. The way your cheeks blush. The way your nose crinkles. everything. The world will tell you you are insignificant. You are everything but that. You are beautiful. You are full. You are alive. You are original. Everything about you matters, Sweet Soul. Everything.
Tell me your story and I will show you your bravery. Show me your scars and I will tell you of your beauty. Share with me your suffering and I will bow to your depth. Confide in me your fears and I will honour your strength. You have it all, darling. You have it all inside you. And your genius shows when you least imagine it. Don’t forsake anything about your soul, your body, your mind, your heart. It is both the light and the dark that make this world beautiful. Same with you, lovely one. Same with you.
~ S.C. Lourie, Butterflies and Pebbles
Nobody had a story like hers and she realized that should be reason enough for holding her head high. It was the making of her uniqueness.
Don’t be so hard on yourself for not having it all together all the time, for not knowing all the answers. You don’t always have to be sure of who you are, otherwise there’d be nothing to discover. You don’t have to always know where you’re headed or have a clear vision of the bigger picture. Sometimes taking one tiny step at a time is more than enough. Wander, be unsure when it’s natural to be. Let yourself breathe. We’re all rushing around for no reason anyway.