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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

You! Yeah, you! Guess what? You're beautiful.

We all have those days where the world seems against us. When, for no particular reason, everything everyone does just discourages you or annoys you. Where every glance, every word, builds up until your day is an agglomeration of disappointment, discouragement, and pain. Maybe it was a comment someone made. Maybe it was an attitude someone had towards you. Whatever those things are that discourage you, I'm sure we've all been familiar with them. 

I would like to just write a post about you. You. You know who you are. You're the one reading this post.

You were just scrolling along your blog newsfeed and the title of this blog post caught your eye. You decided you'd like to read my blog, so you clicked on over to The Word Crafter. You've been through a lot and you've had a hard day. Just close your eyes and let that fatigue, that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, that sadness, let that all wash over you. Yeah, you've had a hard day.

But you know what? You are the most beautiful, unique, smart, kind, talented person I've ever met. You have a way of touching other people's lives, that wherever you go, you leave a trail of good-feeling behind you. You are strong, so strong. You set an example for everyone around you. Even though you stumble sometimes, we all do. You're not alone in this struggle of yours. There are millions of people all around this globe that are feeling the same emotions you're feeling right now, and even though it might be hard to realize right now, you can be certain, as surely as the sun rises every morning, that you will overcome this tough stage in your life, and you will be the bigger and better person because of it.

You know that person in your life, that person who's life goal it is to tear you down and make you feel horrible about yourself? Maybe it's a boyfriend, or a best friend, or maybe even a family member, like your mom or your dad, or maybe a brother or a sister. I know it's ridiculous to even think about, considering everything bad they've done to you, but you need to forgive them. Think about all those things they've said to you; and just let it go. Hard day? Yeah...

I would like to tell you how much I appreciate you. You are such a blessing, to everyone around you, even if you don't realize it. 

I wish I could make you realize just how wonderful you are, just the way you are. And I wish I could make you also realize how much God loves you. Our minds are so small that we can't even imagine it. Even though we fail, and we sin, and we screw everything up, and we ignore Him, and we are arrogant and think we are in control of everything, He loves us. And just because of that guarantee of His perfect love, we should be singing and smiling and praising and dancing until the end of our days. 

Hard day? I know a little bit about those. But so does He. He has seen every day in every person's life every since the beginning of time. And you know what? He cares about your day. I encourage you to talk to Him. You'll find the best friend you'll ever have. And even though He seems far away sometimes, I promise you He's not. He knows you better than you know yourself; after all, He created you.

Stay beautiful.

"You is kind. You is smart. You is important." -The Help. 

If you ever need someone to talk to, just shoot me an email or leave me a comment with yours, and I'll get back to you. I'll be here to listen, if you need someone to. 

8 replies:

Kimberly said...

Oh Bekah, thank you so much for writing this post, it was beautiful and definitely something i needed to hear after a hard day <3

[Lauren] said...

Bekah, I love this post. :) It really did help me and even though I don't believe in all of it quite yet, I know the more I hear praise from others, the more I will be able to accept it and give it to myself.

I've already sort of failed my "no cutting for 2011" thing, but it wasn't that bad, and I'm going to take the first step in getting better by scheduling an appointment with my guidance counselor. :)

The same thing goes with you: if you ever need anyone to talk to, I'll always be here for you.

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, TOO!

Bailey said...

The Help is such an amazing story. Just had to say it.

Thank you. It's hard for me to swallow this...my analytic side wants to criticize God's love and brush it off as sappy theology. But it's not. It's the realest thing there is. And that's probably why I have such a hard time accepting it.

Emii said...

oh bekah thank you.

Autumn said...

Bekah, thank you. Today was one of those days where I went into "zombie mode" so I wouldn't have to think or feel. I know its dangerous to be like that but sometimes , thats the only thing that keeps me from feeling awful. Thank you for reminding me: I'm beautiful, I may feel like crap some days but no one else is me and I'm fabulously beautiful. And Bekah, Your are remarkably, incredibly, sensationaly, uniquely , beautiful in every way.
~
Autumn

Emily said...

This was an amazing post. I was just starting to have one of those days this morning... then I came across this post. Thanks!

Megan said...

Bekah,

I am so glad that you are back to blogging! I love your writing and hope that soon, you will post more of your amazing photos.

So glad that you are back to the blogging world! Wonderful post, as usual!

--Megan

Ruthie said...

You just made my day a whole lot better <3

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