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April 13, 2017

This Is For The Girl In The Mirror

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This isn’t a standard love letter. It’s not to the boy who broke your heart or the man who tore it apart. It’s not to your best friend who likes to send you gifs at three o’clock in the morning featuring an actor from a show you obsess over with together. It’s not to your girlfriend who leaves you feeling breathless when she decides to take you to see mountain views. It’s not to your parents who believe that the world is only made up of straight lines and that there is no room for curves.

No.

This letter is to the girl in the mirror who day by day asks “what is my life all about?” This letter is to the girl who seeks meaning in her existence. This is to the girl who questions why she can no longer cry. This is to the girl who stood so strong but has so many cracks on the inside that she’s crumbling. This is to the girl who finds herself too thin, too fat, too ugly, too much and too little at the same time who wonders “this is what my life is all about?”

This love letter is to the girl who craves attention, thinking that alone is love. This is to the girl who surrounds herself with pretty things while inside she feels like a monster. This is to the girl who feels she is more toxic wasteland than teenage dream.

This is to the girl who doesn’t want angel’s wings but demon leather. This is to the girl who finds mathematical equations and scientific discovery more fascinating than fiction. This is to the girl who is a poet alone in a sea of words.

This love letter is to that girl within every woman who believes she is nothing. This letter is to remind you – babe, you’re strong. You’re beautiful. You’re powerful. You’re brave. You’re a wonderful masterpiece that isn’t even finished yet.

You have a purpose in this world to show how to love and it begins within yourself. You are not an ugly, broken thing. You are a woman who can stand tall in light of difficulty. You are a woman who can soften with compassion and empathy. You are a woman who has seen the good in other people just as much as she has seen the bad.

You are a woman wise and well-worn like a blanket that keeps those she loves warm. You are a woman who is fierce, wild and adventurous. Even when you are more prone to quiet moments and tranquil scenery: remember you are glorious even in the stillness.

This letter is to the girl in the mirror.

The one who needs to be reminded: mirrors are only as good as the person who sees the reflection. That it’s not the reflection that needs fixing; it’s the perspective. TC mark

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