Love Makes You Beautiful

At this moment, there are seven billion, two hundred and forty-seven million, one hundred and nineteen thousand,  five hundred people in the world. Seven billion people in the world, seven billion souls and it’s funny how all it takes is just for one of those seven billion people to believe in you, to love you that can make life an extraordinary journey.

images (2)I was reading the Velveteen Rabbit today,…

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You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.

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