Someone Will Be Worth The Wait

Someone Will Be Worth The Wait

Meanwhile, love yourself and enhance your life to make your future even greater. In time we will gravitate towards those we love. Someone will love your entire self, and so should you.
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When you look in the mirror after a long night's rest, feeling as if you should be glowing from your preservation, but rather find a human face staring back at you- one with imperfections such as acne and bags under your eyes- please take the truth into consideration. The truth is, someone will love you, every imperfection included. How could someone ever get caught on a temporary breakout when you have the most beautiful eyes or the curliest locks?

When you step into the mist of a hot shower, and reveal your entire natural self, please take the truth into consideration. You are beautiful. Regardless of your skin color, hairstyle, weight, height, etc. Everyone has likes and dislikes about their own body, but all in all, we must take care of ourselves and love ourselves for who we are. So when you look down at your legs in the shower and notice a fresh bruise from walking into the end of your bed frame, instead of muttering "klutz...", laugh at your quirky self. Embrace your inner dork. One day you will find someone that will tease you for the ways you clumsily bump into obvious objects, but that person will also know what imperfections to not joke about. Someone will love the way your body curves and aligns. Someone will make sure you never go a day feeling undeserving of being called beautiful.

When you find yourself unable to find the perfect outfit to wear for the day, please take the truth into consideration. One day you will find someone that will view the clothes you wear as something that simply comforts you to the weather, or makes you feel more confident. Regardless if you feel as if a specific sweater fits you too tightly or has too many ruffles of loose fabric. Someone will love the way you find cozy warmth in your favorite robe. Someone will find beauty in the empowerment you feel when you put on your favorite little black dress.

When you give into the hunger, whether on time or in a rush, and go through the cupboards in search of something to eat, please take the truth into consideration. Treat yourself. Take your time. Sit yourself down to a nice breakfast and start the day off healthily. No counting the calories. No holding off until lunch. You will find someone that will find time to sit down to meals with you and make sure you have ate until you're full. You will find someone that will admire the ways you take care of yourself.

When you put on your funky jacket and boots, please take the truth into consideration. You will find someone that will adore the spunk and unique touches you put into yourself. Set your own trends. Who cares what others think about your thick heels or long coat? What you feel like you can rock, you can. Someone will admire the way you go about the day trying to be no one other than yourself.

When you get in the car on your way to school/work, please take the truth into consideration. You will find someone that will assure you to drive safely and set your phone aside. Put on your favorite music at a moderate volume, phone set aside, and eyes on the road. You have places to go and much yet to live. Your life and many others' are out on the roads. You will find someone that will ask if you got to your arrival safely and/or help you through rerouting your trip due to construction.

When you get to where you are going, in life that is, I hope that it is with the "someone" for you. You are deserving of love. You are deserving of care. You are deserving of so much more than you give yourself credit for.

So when your heart has found someone that makes life a lovely journey, supports you, encourages you, loves you, and takes care of you- don't let them go.

You are young. There is yet much time to allow things to work out. Be patient. What's meant to be will be.

Someone will be worth the wait. Meanwhile, love yourself and enhance your life to make your future even greater. In time we will gravitate towards those we love.

Someone will love your entire self and so should you.


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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.
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Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things. If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity towards this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you, if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs. In a world where a six figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm..

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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Let's Bridge The Gap Between Physical And Psychological Health

They go hand-in-hand.

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We are all raised to maintain our physical health. We are taught personal hygiene habits such as taking vitamins, brushing our teeth, bathing and even treating physical wounds. Yet, we aren't raised to maintain our psychological health. It gets overshadowed by our physical health.

Why do we pay more attention to our physical health than our psychological health?

It's because our psychological health isn't visible. Not everyone can see how you're feeling mentally or emotionally. Sure, on the outside, you may look poised and polished, but on the inside, you may be filled with self-doubt and fear of failure.

The unfortunate stigma with psychological health is that people tend to say things like, "brush it off" or "you'll be fine" when discussing it. We would never tell someone to shake off a broken bone, so why tell someone to shake off a psychological injury like depression or anxiety? Just because you cannot see the injury or wound doesn't mean it's not there. There is a reason why we say don't judge a book by its cover. There is always more than what meets the eye.

Our physical and psychological health go hand-in-hand.

The mind is a very powerful tool and can create a mass amount of inner turmoil that can extend harm to your physical health if left uncared for. Psychologist Guy Winch discusses in his Ted Talk how failure, rejection, and loneliness can create deep psychological wounds that distort our perception and frazzle our thinking.

We've all had our fair share of negative experiences involving failure, rejection, and loneliness. With those negative encounterings, we have a default set of emotions and reactions. Those reactions and emotions have the power to place seeds of doubt and misconstrue our own view of our capabilities. I know my mind has tricked me into believing I was inadequate a time or two.

Don't let your mind fool you.

Don't let your mind can convince you that you're incapable of success, friendship, love, or happiness.

Gain control of the situation.

I know, that's easier said than done because we are our own harshest critic. We can diminish our own self-esteem in seconds after encountering frustration or setbacks. With a low self-esteem, we are more vulnerable to stress and anxiety. Why do we do that to ourselves? When receiving a physical injury, we don't put more salt in the wound to make it worse, so why do we make psychological injuries worse? It's because we don't prioritize our psychological health.

Give self-love.

We need to prioritize our psychological health just like we would with our physical health. Check in with yourself daily. Not every day is going to be great so just be alert for unhealthy psychological habits like berating yourself or replaying a negative event over and over. Practice self-compassion, reflect but don't berate, rejuvenate your self-esteem with positive thoughts, and speak up if you feel you need help. It's okay to say I need help. Either way, prioritize the time for yourself because, at the end of the day, your physical health is only as good as your psychological health. In life, you only get one mind and one body, treat it kindly.

To learn more about the importance of practicing emotional first aid, check out Guy Winch's Ted Talk.

Why we all need to practice emotional first aid www.ted.com

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