An Open Letter To Anyone Feeling Worthless

An Open Letter To Anyone Feeling Worthless

You need to know what you deserve.
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I wish you could only count the amount of people who hurt you on one hand, but that is not the case. How many people have betrayed you and left you feeling empty? It doesn’t matter if you can fill two hands with names or just a few fingers, because the weight and pain of this hurt can last for a very long time. After so many attempts at trying to give your best to others, they somehow always walk all over you.

It’s time to stop letting others determine your worth. It’s time to stop letting others walk all over you. It’s time to stop giving others the power to control your emotions.

You are worth more than gold. Your beauty shines brighter than all of the stars in the sky. Your heart deeper than the deepest ocean. Far within the corners of your mind, you know all of this is so true — you just need to accept it and live it.

I am here to tell you that the people who make you feel worthless are not worth a millisecond of your time. You know what is best for yourself, and sacrificing your happiness for the sake of someone else is not what is best for you. As much of a selfless person you are, you can no longer ignore the red flags when they show up in a relationship.

You are so incredibly worthy of giving and receiving the best love. Do not settle for less. You do not deserve less. After everything you have gone through — the mornings it was so hard to get out of bed and the nights you were paralyzed with self-doubt — you deserve to focus on yourself.

You and I both know how easy it is to get sucked right into the deep dark hole that is filled with self-doubt and self-loathing, but having climbed out of that hole myself, I can confidently say that falling into it is no longer daunting. I know my way out, and you will too.

Realizing your worth will not be a quick process but rather a very crucial journey. It took me years of being hurt and treated poorly to truly understand that all of those people who treated me poorly simply did not see my worth. But I am here. I am worthy, and I always have been. And so have you.

What most of us fail to realize is that even though people may not treat us right, we shouldn’t blame ourselves for their actions. They treated you poorly because they simply don’t know how to properly treat someone as amazing as you. You are not at fault for the sh*tty way someone treated you.

We all feel worthless at times, but this letter is a reminder to you that you are not alone. This letter is a reminder that YOU are so worthy of giving and receiving the best love. You can rise from the darkness that is self-doubt. Your beauty will shine through even the darkest nights. You deserve the absolute best.

Don’t ever settle.

xo

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

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We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Some Days

A poem that reminds you that you're not alone.

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Some days,

You dread the sound of your alarm. You snooze and snooze and snooze and snooze.

When you finally pull yourself out of bed, pressed time forces you to throw on stained sweats

you find yourself chugging a cup of coffee.

You sit on the couch and contemplate calling out of work

You caught the stomach bug,

Or perhaps the flu,

Maybe you broke your collar bone

Or need a new phone

The endless list of excuses repeats through your head as you sit on the couch, wishing you were still in bed.

It takes every ounce

Every breath

Every fiber of your being to pull yourself off the couch

And into the car

And into the building where you work

Some days,

This is just how it goes

You are not alone.


Some days,

You awake to the beautiful sound of birds

Chirping outside your window

The sun sneaks its way into your room

A smile creeps across your face as you realize you are awake to see a new day

You make a good breakfast

You read a few pages of your favorite book

You get your mind ready for the things it will accomplish today

Before you know it you've worked an entire day

Your job is done

As you pull into your driveway,

you take a few breaths

Feeling grateful for another meaningful day.

Some days,

This is how it goes

You are not alone.


Every day is a gamble,

Every day is a gift

The key to getting more good days

Is believing that everyday is one.

You are not alone, this is just how it goes.

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