Please do not be scared to love yourself.
Don’t be scared to hold yourself close,
To remind yourself it will all be alright,
To uplift yourself,
And accept yourself for who you are.
Don’t forget to give yourself kisses,
To embrace every wrinkle
Please don’t measure your worth by your surroundings,
You are not your home.
You are not the people you live with.
You are not your babies.
You are you, and you are good at doing that and
You are enough.
Please don’t forget to succumb to joy.
Don’t forget to let yourself be a reason you smile.
Don’t forget to take care of you,
To take a bath,
To eat a meal prepared only for you,
To take yourself shopping,
To relax and unwind…
Please don’t be scared to love yourself.
Don’t be scared to trace your fingers along the pain,
To pause and simply feel
To accept happiness and sorrow,
To forgive yourself.
Please don’t be scared to cry
No matter the situation, how happy or sad….
Do not worry when it feels you are the only one–
You are not!
Do not feel your worth has been diminished–
It has not!
Do not be ashamed when you aren’t the same as last year–
You shouldn’t be her; she is gone!
Do not be scared to love yourself.