Life has diverted the attention of many of us from who we are to who we wish we were. We compare ourselves with people we see on social media and end up feeling worthless and incomplete. We forget about what we are already so blessed to have and focus on what we want to have. We worry so much about the future that we forget that we are alive now in the present moment. It’s common that we forget that we are not even certain of making it into the future in the first place. Whenever we live in the moment, we forget about the blessings and focus on the challenges, problems and all kinds of negative things. It is however important for you who is reading this to pause, breathe, forget about every other thing and find out these things about yourself; things that you probably either did not know or just have never paid any attention to about yourself.
1. You are Unique
No one has ever existed in this world like you, no one ever will. You are the only you that there will ever be. Therefore, stop trying to be like someone else. You are you for a reason, do not fake yourself to look impressive. Always be an original because that is impressive.
2. You are Strong
There are many things you have gone through, things you never thought you would survive. But guess what? You are reading this today. That can only mean one thing: you survived! Do not let anyone or any thought tell you that you are weak because you are not. If you were able to survive all the things you survived in the past, what prevents you from surviving anything you are going through now or anything you might go through in the future?
3. You are Loved
There are people who love and care about you and there are those who do not. That is perfectly normal. You might feel alone at times which is also normal. One thing you should however be very sure of is that you are never alone, you have never been alone. God has always been there for you and His love for you is unconditional. He will never leave nor forsake you. He has your back always.
4. You are Appreciated
Sometimes you may feel as if no one appreciates you nor your efforts, my mum used to feel like this at times. I have felt this way a lot of times too and I know you have too. I however assure you that there is something you did for someone and you considered it really small but it changed that person’s life and they are who they are now all thanks to you. You might not remember who they are or what you did but they will forever appreciate what you did for them. Keep doing good even when you feel unappreciated because there are many people out there who are really thankful you exist.
5. You are Beautiful
Never ever allow anyone to make you feel otherwise,you were created in the image and likeness of God. Do not try to interfere with your skin or body in an attempt to look beautiful because you are beautiful just the way you are. Look at yourself in the mirror every morning and remind yourself of how beautiful you are.
6. You are Amazing
You are talented and have a very beautiful and unique personality. Many people look up to you and many wish they would be like you. Many people are motivated to work hard and follow their dreams because of you. You are changing lives without your knowledge just because of how amazing you are. Keep your head up and keep doing what you love!
7. You are Important
The world needs you. Without you,the world would never be the same. Your presence makes a difference, your life makes a difference, YOU make a difference. Now act and make an even bigger difference in the world.
Do not let the challenges and negativity of life drain or define you. Do not live your life trying to copy others in order to impress. You deserve better, never settle for less. It does not matter if it takes longer than you expected to achieve your dreams. In fact, that gives you more time to learn and grow so do not give up in the middle there somewhere. Never forget that you are in charge of your life; get rid of negativity and fill yourself with positivity. Ensure you never ever die with your dreams. Now get up with a broad smile and a new fire within you, face life with a whole new mentality.