You are a sir and you are a madame. You are a dignified person. I don't want to call you worthless because that is not what you are.
But you think you are and that is why I titled this post 'A Love Letter to the Worthless'.
I needed to get your attention. I hope I hold it.
I have thought myself worthless many times.
Thinking about my supposed worthlessness tonight is what prompted me to punch these words on my keyboard and post them into cyberspace.
We are told, by someone, at a young age that we are not good enough. Years later we can scarcely remember why we were supposedly not good enough. Yet we still think we are worthless.
We drink or smoke ourselves to new worlds. Because we hate our world for not being better. We hate ourselves for not being stronger. We want to feel okay and that intoxicants are often the only way we feel okay.
Or we drive ourselves mad with work. We throw ourselves completely into the pursuit or money and fame. We tell ourselves we can never be enough.
We are enough. We have always been enough. We were enough as children before someone told us we were not enough.
I'm not here to give you a psychological cure for your sense of insecurity. You like me have probably already googled your eyes red night after night searching for self-help articles.
All I want to say is this. You are more than enough. You are beautiful.
You won't believe it and I won't blame you for it. I don't believe it as often as I should either. Yet it's the truth.
You -man, woman, teenager, child, elder- you're not what the shade that infects your head says. You are not. You don't have to be.
Beauty is in you. Greatness is in you. You are a living, breathing, loving, caring passionate human. You are thrust into a world that wants beauty to die for the sake of conformity.