I think for most of our lives, we forget that we are worthy. We doubt whether we are deserving of goodness and happiness. We’re surrounded by toxicity and we don’t know what to do about it. For so long we’ve been told that we are the issue.
We’re not understanding enough.
We’re too needy.
We’re too greedy.
We’re not as gentle as we should be.
Well I’m sick to death of being told that I’m always wrong. That my thoughts and feelings are “too much”. I’m tired of feeling bad for being who I am especially when I don’t have to be. It’s okay for me to have needs and wants. I can have expectations from relationships and friendships. That is not a bad thing.
What I too often forget is that my thoughts and feelings are valid. They’re valid because I exist. They’re valid because I am made up of stardust; because I have the universe within me.
I am valid because I am the universe.
And so are you.
Your purpose goes beyond some job or outfit or rank in society. Your worth is not measured by what suburb you live in or what car you drive. You belong because you’re here.
You’re deserving because you’re you.
You’re allowed to feel. You’re allowed to need. You can cut toxic people and situations out of your life without having to feel bad. You are allowed to be happy and you can do things to get yourself there. This isn’t being selfish. This is what it means to look after YOU! In the end, that is what we’re here to do. No matter who enters and exits your life. No matter where you end up and how long you live, you will always be with you. You will always have your imperfect mind.
You need to be kind to yourself. You need to be gentle with your heart. You need rid your life of people who can’t appreciate you for you.
If they make you feel bad for who you are, it is okay to let them go. If they don’t listen to what you need and make an effort to stick by your side, it is okay to say goodbye to them.
You need to be surrounded by people who build you up and make you feel wonderful about yourself. People who can help you to learn and grow in a positive way. And you will only reach those people by looking out for yourself. You will only find relief when you reconsider the toxic things around you. It’s okay to put yourself first and to listen to what you need.
Because you are important. You have purpose.
You are worthy!