Dear Younger Me,
I know you’re probably crushing on some guy but think you don’t have a chance with them. Let me tell you something, don’t worry about them. If they can’t see you for how beautiful and awesome you really are, you don’t need them. Don’t laugh. I’m being serious. You don’t have to settle for someone because you’re afraid no one can love you for who you are. You’re beautiful, and you deserve a good man. Wait for him. It’ll be hard, but you know, I’m sure one day it will be worth it. (BTW, still waiting.)
Live life. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Don’t be afraid to love. Don’t be afraid of anything. God is for you, no one can be against you.
You have a purpose. You’ll struggle to find that purpose, but remember that God’s timing is always perfect. He knows what you need when you need it, don’t push Him.
You’ll make mistakes, but the lessons you learn from these mistakes are invaluable. They push you to be a better person, but don’t let them tear you down. Remember, if God can forgive you, you can forgive yourself. Just do it.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. You’re beautiful. You’ll learn this lesson, but until you do, try to see yourself as God sees you. It will be easier for you in the end.
Everything happens for a reason. Don’t let it get you down. Just brush off the dust and keep going. You’ll be fine.
Life is hard. You’ll scream; you’ll cry; you’ll beg for help. But, you’ll laugh; you’ll smile; you’ll help others. What you’re going through will be fuel. You can change the world if only you believe in yourself.
You’re loved. You’re loved by your family and friends, and most importantly, by God. Now, you just have to love yourself.
You’ll have nieces and nephews who will be your world, and they’ll make everything seem brighter just by knowing their beautiful faces.
Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Shoot for the moon and reach for your dreams.
Never give up on your dream of writing. Pursue what makes you happy, and don’t let the naysayers stand in the way of that. Life isn’t exactly how you pictured it, but it’s amazing. You will not want anything different in the end.
Life is too beautiful to hate it. Just remember that.
About Emerald Barnes:
Emerald Barnes resides in a small town in Mississippi and has the accent to prove it. She’s an auntie, a youth leader, a Whovian, a little bit of a nerd, a reader, a writer, and a family-oriented person. God is number One in her life, and she thanks Him continuously for His love and favor. She’s addicted to tv and binge-watching shows, and she has a thing for superheroes.
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Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.