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I Wish You Could See Yourself Through My Eyes

You were trying so hard to be perfect and to do everything right, but I didn’t need you to be perfect to love you. I loved you with all your parts—the dark ones, the ones you didn’t like, and the ones you were always trying so hard to hide. I always wanted you to look at yourself through my eyes, because in my eyes you were so damn perfect and you weren’t even aware of that.

The things you thought bothered people the most about your personality weren’t actually that big of a deal to me. The things that made you feel so insecure about yourself were nothing to me. I really wish you could see yourself through my eyes, because maybe then you would see how small your flaws looked and how the things you thought were such a big deal and made you feel so bad about yourself weren’t that big at all.

You tried so hard to hide all your broken pieces from me, but every time I saw them, I didn’t think you were broken. All I thought of was how much I wanted to just help you bring them back together and help you fix them and make you feel whole again.

I wished you could see yourself through my eyes, because then you could see how all the things you thought were so ordinary about you were actually so beautiful and extraordinary. You didn’t need to do anything extra to be worthy of my love — you being you was enough for me. I wish I could make you see this for yourself, but I didn’t know how.

And that’s when I realized, maybe I can’t make you see yourself through my eyes, but I can tell you and I can keep telling you every day till you believe it and see it for yourself too. Maybe I can make you fall in love with yourself the same way I have fallen in love with you. Maybe this is another way I get to love you—by making you fall in love with yourself too.

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