A Love Letter To The Ones Who Feel Unworthy
You are deserving of a love and a life that is sewn together with the threads of your dreams
When you get the new job, or a new position, or a new raise, or a corner office that you’ve bee working tirelessly towards — you shrug off compliments and congratulations. You downplay your success. You say that it’s not a big deal. You defer to someone else’s accomplishments to take the focus away from your own.
When the ones you love bestow you with affection, you sometimes doubt it. You let doubt take up residence in your mind so much, so it starts to make room in your heart, too. Intellectually, you know that they see the jagged pieces of your soul and your spirit and love you anyway, and yet, you still can’t feel that within your heart.
You wonder if you’re worthy of their love.
You wonder if you’re worthy of their praise.
You wonder if you’re worthy of the good things that this life has to offer.
You wonder because you feel as if you are unworthy — and that is a lie that has leeched onto your spirit and will fight like hell to stay forever if you let it.
The things that you’ve worked hard to achieve in this life are worth celebrating — and that celebration does not diminish their worth or their value. You worked hard. It’s ok to enjoy the fruits of your labor. It’s ok to delight in the blessings you have — even if the road to get them has been rocky. Saying “thank you” when someone praises your accomplishments isn’t being a braggart. It doesn’t mean you’re full of yourself, either. It’s nice when your hard work is acknowledged — and you are worthy of the showers of praise that comes with such acknowledgment.
There are people in this life who will want to shower you with love, too.
You will meet people that will change your life, and rock you to your core. You will meet people who want to give you the sun and the stars and the moon and the universe and everything in between. You will meet people who love you for who you are at this very moment — not who they wish to mold you to be ten years from now. You will meet people who see the greatness in you, and want to be your cheerleader. You will meet people who love you — the light and dark parts, the messy bits, and the tidy ones, too.
When you meet people like that, I hope you don’t let the lie of unworthiness win.
I hope you see that you are deserving of a love and a life that is sewn together with the threads of your dreams.
I hope you know that you are worthy of good things.
I hope you open you arms and your heart to the things that are good for you, too.
You are worthy of love.
You are worthy of success.
You are worthy of happiness.
You are worthy.