Recently, I have been more inspired than ever before to write and share my feelings with you. Yes, YOU. The beautiful person reading this right now. I want you to know that you are not alone. Whether you are down and depressed, or having the best day ever, you are not alone. We have ALL been there. Yes, even the ones who appear to have the perfect life and the perfect husband along with the perfect mother-in-law. Yeah, OK! The truth is we all have insecurities, fears and failed attempts at that perfect life. But it’s those failed attempts that teach us a very important lesson. It teaches us what we DON’T want. And I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a late bloomer. I had to find out, the hard way, what I didn't want before I ever knew what I wanted. And now, at the ripe old age of 44, I learned to finally accept my past mistakes and love ME. It took a TON of heartache and plenty of scars to realize that I am enough. I am beautiful on the inside, and that will always shine through to your outer person no matter what you’re wearing or how much makeup you put on that day. When you are happy with who you are (flaws and all) and accept yourself, you will shine.
As for the people who had a hand in making you feel unworthy or unloved/unlovable, do yourself a huge favor and walk away. Pay them no mind. Because whether they are doing it on purpose, or they themselves are insecure, karma has everyone’s address. With that being said we could all learn something in this, and perhaps be a little kinder to everyone. Remember, we are all human. Even the seemingly flawless ones cry when no one is watching.
With Love, Denise Marie