Dedicated to dreamers, realists
To no one in particular, and to everyone
To those who appreciate the little things
And to anyone who believes in living life

You are beautiful.
Running under open skies, basking in the sun
Dancing in the light of the moon, sleeping beneath showers of stars

You are beautiful.
I like your quiet grins, your big smiles, your amused giggles and your unrestrained laughter. Like you, I’d rather smile and laugh than frown or cry.

You are beautiful.
I love the way your passion for life shows itself in all that you do. Your enthusiasm is contagious and inspires the world around you and I hope that never changes.

You are beautiful.
I envy your work ethic, how easily you begin any project and how you finish what you start. Your focus is a gift that will take you far.

You are beautiful.
I believe you should always hold your head high, confident in your own worth and expecting the best from those around you. Be the change you want to see.

You are beautiful.
I understand your fears and insecurities and I know you can overcome them when you try. We’re here for you–you never have to face them alone.

You are beautiful.
I hope you realize that love really doesn’t hurt–loneliness, loss and disappointment hurt, but love reinvigorates and rekindles your spirit. Learn, live and love again.

You are beautiful.
I don’t for a second believe that what you want is beyond you, because I know you are stronger and smarter and more capable than you give yourself credit for. It’s up to you to decide that you are worth your own time.

Why…does it matter?
Will our paths cross again?
When is the right time?
Where can we find what we seek?
How do we know what questions to ask?
What if?
…who cares?

Life, even lived as it is in moments, can feel overwhelming, and all we can do sometimes is to take it one step at a time. Obstacles might loom over the horizon, but I say let them come, because we can and will climb them–every obstacle is an opportunity for us to improve if we so choose. Let the obstacles come. We won’t shy away, because we know that our fears–insidious and resilient as they might be–can be confronted, understood and then conquered. Let the obstacles come, because the greatest gains in life are worth the effort. When we master ourselves, all else easily falls into place. We do have the power to change ourselves, and when we do so we can change the world.

Thank you for your patience, your tolerance; your energy, your enthusiasm; your encouragement, your exasperation; your seriousness, your silliness; your advice, your appreciation; your confidence, your care. The least I can do is to pass the favor onto others, because I believe lives can be changed with a small vote of confidence.

Give yourself the credit you deserve. And if you don’t think you deserve much, think again, because you do yourself an injustice. Your worth is immeasurable. Purely negative opinions from yourself and others deserve no place in your thoughts. You are beautiful, and you should be secure. You love, and are loved in return. You can and will do exactly what you set out to do.

You are.

inspired by the Facebook event “Tell Her She’s Beautiful“.

and Happy Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day.

living, laughing, learning…one step at a time.  ^^

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