Reminder: The Right Person Will Love You For Exactly Who You Are 💫
I hope you find the people who will never make you feel like your love is too much.
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You are worthy of love.
Let me repeat that: You are worthy of love.
You don’t need to change who you are. You don’t need to wait until you’ve met a certain level of success. You don’t need to do anything at all. You are worthy of love exactly as you are.
So often we convince ourselves that the reason our relationships haven’t worked out is because something is wrong with us. Maybe that’s because someone convinced you that you aren’t enough just as you are. Maybe that’s because you convinced yourself that you will never be worthy of real, true love.
But darling, not a human on this earth is inherently unlovable. We are all just people who long to be appreciated by others but who sometimes look for it in all the wrong places. And instead of recognizing that these just aren’t the right people for us, we turn the blame inward and tell ourselves that we’re the reason it doesn’t work out right.
But the truth is this: The right person will love you for exactly who you are.
They won’t ask you to change or make yourself smaller just so they can take up more space. They won’t act embarrassed about aspects of your personality or try to manipulate your behavior with ultimatums. They would never even want to, because the right person will recognize how special it is to know someone like you—the real you.
They will love your quirks, your obsessions, your subtleties. They will love your flaws, even the things you don’t love about yourself, simply because they’re part of what makes you who you are. Because when you love someone—when you truly love someone—who they are in this moment is always, always enough.
In the words of Rozel De los Reyes, “Your perfect match may not be perfect through the eyes of others. Heck, sometimes you might even find some imperfections. But even these imperfections complement how perfectly he fits in your life.”
So let your guard down. Let the world see who you are, scars and all. Because when you allow yourself to embody everything that you are, you give others the opportunity to love you for your very essence. And any love worth having is one that appreciates all those little pieces that make up who you are.
Let us leave you with these words by Sophie Rackham: “One day you are going to meet someone who shows you you’re enough. That you’ve always been enough, with or without a relationship and it’s going to feel right and it’s going to feel easy.”
What We’re Reading This Week 📖💛
“This world is full of love, and nothing is more precious than someone who is broken and afraid but still willing.” — Heather Havrilesky
“Sometimes your brain plays tricks on you. Just because you feel like a screw-up doesn’t mean it’s the truth. Just because you have a hunch someone hates you doesn’t mean it’s reality.” — Holly Riordan
“We share a large, pulsing kind of heart that feels almost dangerous to lug around as we navigate the cruelties of the world.” — Qian Julie Wang
“Some people are just inherently bad at making plans, responding to texts, initiating conversation, and following through on things. And all that has nothing to do with you and what you have to offer as a friend.” — Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
“Remember — you are not promised tomorrow. So how are you going to ensure that you crash your heart into your life?” — Bianca Sparacino
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Let us leave you with this:
“One day, you’ll find that person you wish you had known for years. One day, you’ll find them and you’ll never have to wonder whether their love for you is real.” — Eileen Lamb
So wait for the person who loves you for exactly who you are. Everything else will fall into place ❤️