It All Starts With You.

It doesn’t matter what they said about you, the names they called you or their judgement of you.

They never knew the real you, and that’s their loss for not taking the time to try.

I know the words hurt and the memory of the pain still sears your heart, but you have to realize that the only opinion about you that matters is yours.

The people pointing fingers, putting you down and trying to hurt you are just trying to ignore their own problems and shortcomings.

Let them go.

The love stories that didn’t work out were never meant for you, because someone and something better is waiting for you.

I’m not saying it’ll be easy or that you’ll forget it all quickly, but the moment you start confronting the pain and banishing it to a place where it can’t hurt you is the first step to healing…and freedom.

How do I know?

I’ve traveled that long road of learning to love myself and I’m waiting for you along the way, hand outstretched.

You’re not alone and you never will be, again.
It’s easy to believe the negativity of others and forget to listen to your own soul whispering to you.

You’ve let the world stamp out your magic and take away your voice.

Stop and take a deep breath.

Feel the wind blowing, hear the birds chirping and see the beauty of the world all around you.

It’s time for you to start remembering who you are and the dreams you had, and stop listening to the world and who it thinks you should be.

They don’t know where you’ve been and the fires you’ve had to walk through, so they don’t get to tell you anything about you.

Only you have that right.

So, tell yourself that you’re a fighter because you’re strong.

Tell yourself you’re beautiful because your soul is deep and your heart is amazing.

Most of all, tell yourself every day that you’re worthy of love, you’re more than enough and that you deserve the best.

Day by day and little by little, find a way to start believing in yourself, your dreams and that you can do anything.

Maybe it won’t happen overnight, but you’ll get there when you’re meant to.

Promise yourself one thing, starting today:
You’re never going to give up or stop believing, and with hope in your heart and fire in your spirit, you’ll move mountains you never even thought you could climb.

It all starts with you.

And now, more than ever, you got this!