(a letter of self-worth)
Yes you, you who thinks you are not enough.
You who tries tirelessly
to do everything you can to show that you are deserving of love,
worthy to be here in this world,
but always worrying that it is not enough.
You that feels it is what you are able to do that shows your value instead of who you are. This letter is for you.
Because here is the thing –
the day you were born the world sang;
for never before was there anyone like you, magnificent you,
just for being.
So now as you try to fill your days doing things that make you feel valuable the truth is:
your true value is in being the one and only you.
No matter your successes,
the way you choose to live your life. You are Enough.
I know you think that all the pain
from the past make you somehow less valuable or unworthy,
but, oh, you just wear that cloak as a way to hide your light.
Shed the weight dear one,
I see you.
You are a gift
and the world is a better place with you in it.
Simply because you are here.
by Ariana Schoellhorn Pritchett
Thank you, Karen, for reading (and sending) this poem to me today.