To the People Who Don't Think They Deserve More

To the People Who Don't Think They Deserve More

You do.
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To the people who don't think they deserve more:

You do. Period.

You. Deserve. More.

More than a call or text at 3 am. More than Netflix and chill nights. More than the "I'll see you at that party Friday night." More than seeing them make out with someone else at that party that they asked you to.

You deserve more.

More than those rushed mornings and ending up alone. More than nights and days of questioning if they care. More than the game that people play of who texted who last.

You deserve more.

More than lies, white or otherwise. More than being a consolation prize. More than feeling like you're not good enough. More than broken plans or no plans at all.

You deserve more.

More than nights of wondering if you get a text. More than tears on your pillowcase. More than wondering if you're good enough, if you'll ever be the one.

So what do you deserve? I'll tell you.

You deserve to have someone whose favorite thing is holding you in the middle of the night or planting that great, big smile on your face.

You deserve to have someone who compliments you just because, someone who is willing to compromise for you, sacrifice for you, be vulnerable for you, and so much more.

You deserve to have someone who picks you first. Someone who wants to show you off. Someone who loves you more than they can imagine.

You deserve to have someone who wants to spend time with you, who will make you not question yourself.

You deserve to feel confident. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be treated well. Don't let anyone make you feel differently. We, as people, are our own worst critics. We see the worst in ourselves, we think we deserve the worst, but we don't. What we need and deserve are people who see our good qualities, who appreciate them, who bring us up. We deserve the people who will give us the love and care we'd give to someone else, even if it's hard for us to believe, to accept, we deserve the best that can be given to us.

Never settle, never think you deserve less because you deserve more than you give yourself credit for.

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An Open Letter To My Boyfriend's Mom

A simple thank you is not enough.
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Your son and I have been dating a while now and I just wanted to thank you for everything.

Wow, where do I start? Ever since the day your son brought me into your home you have shown me nothing but kindness. I have not one negative thought about you and I am truly thankful for that. I first and foremost want to thank you for welcoming me with open arms. There are horror stories of mothers resenting their son's girlfriends and I am blessed there is no resentment or harsh feelings.

Thank you for treating me like one of your children, with so much love but knowing exactly when to tease me.

Thank you for sticking up for me when your son teases me, even though I know it’s all in good fun it's always comforting knowing you have someone by your side.

Thank you for raising a man who respects women and knows how to take responsibility of mistakes and not a boy who is immature and doesn’t take responsibility.

Thank you for always including me in family affairs, I may not be blood family but you do everything you can to make sure I feel like I am.

Thank you for letting me make memories with your family.

There is nothing I value more in this world then memories with friends and family and I am thankful you want and are willing to include me in yours. I have so much to thank you for my thoughts keep running together.

The most important thing I have to thank you for is for trusting me with your son. I know how precious and valuable he is and I won't break his heart. I will do everything I can to make him happy. This means more than you could ever imagine and I promise I will never break your trust.

The second most important thing I must thank you for is for accepting me for who I am. Never have you ever wished I looked like another girl or acted like another girl. You simply love and care for me and that’s all I could ever ask. Every person in this world is a unique different person and understanding that means a lot.

The third most important thing I must thank you is teaching me how to one day in the future treat a potential girlfriend that I may interact with as a mother. I am not a mother, but I one day plan to be. If I ever have a son it is because of how you treated me that I am able to be a humble loving mother to this new face that could one day walk into my door. How you have treated me has taught me how I should one day be in the future and I thank you for that.

This may seem all over the place but that’s how my brain gets when I try and thank you for everything you have done for me. It’s all so much and even the little things are so important so I promise my scattered thoughts are all with good intentions and not meant to bombard you. I just want to get the idea across to you that you are important and special to me and everything you do does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Your Son’s Girlfriend

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Everyone Needs To Relax About Meghan Markle's Bra

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If you haven't heard by now, Meghan Markle was spotted this past weekend, on her birthday, attending a wedding. She stepped out looking chic as always in a beautiful in a button-down dress and a lovely fascinator to match. However, early photos caught of her showed the top couple buttons on her dress undone, exposing an extremely small scrap of lace.

When I first saw the image of this, I thought it was styled that way intentionally and I loved the look. I found it slightly daring without baring much at all. Although, she was quickly spotted carrying on with her dressed fully buttoned. Then the media went nuts about her seemingly insignificant wardrobe malfunction.

I was taken aback that this was even news. People were shaming her left and right for "being too immodest" or "breaking royal protocol." While the new Duchess of Sussex is under a microscope, facing scrutiny from every angle imaginable, this tiny slip hardly seemed like anything. If this counts as a wardrobe malfunction, I have had my fair share of them. It seems as though many people have forgotten that becoming a royal did not change the fact that Meghan is still a human who has wardrobe malfunctions like the rest of us.

I was shocked that people found this shocking. There are plenty of (important) things worth having a frenzy over, in my opinion, this was just not one of them. It was as if people were expecting her to drop in shame at the matter. It seems ridiculous that someone could face such an adverse reaction to wearing a bra. Whether she went with a bra, a bright pink bra, or no bra at all, the fact of the matter is that we should have no concern about the undergarments of others.

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