Some people constantly toot their own horn, but not you, my love. You try staying out of the spotlight while you silently work incredible magic for everyone around you. I watch you almost constantly focus on the negative, like your intermittent outbursts and uncooperative hair. What you don’t pay attention to nearly enough, though, are all the amazing parts of you. So, here’s a friendly reminder just from me to you about all the delightful things I watch you do and all the wonderful things that you are.
I write this because for once, my dear, I want you to know how incredible you are.
You overcome adversity with every step you take. You disprove the naysayers and ignore the haters. You defy the odds time and time again, proving to the world that anyone really can do anything they set their mind to. With great determination and definite strength, you make waves every single day.
Not everyone is so fortunate, and many let negativity bring them down. Yet you never stay on the ground for long (if you ever end up there at all). You’re like Wonder Woman, even if you don’t see it yourself. I just want you to know how incredibly strong you truly are.
You lead by example with every move you make. You live by a virtuosic moral code and follow all the rules. You show everyone around you that it is possible to succeed without cheating the system or bending the law. No matter what others throw your way, you always take the high road with a sweet smile on your face.
Not everyone possesses the power to do the things you do. You’re either blessed or enchanted (It’s magic, I swear.) You’re like Dolly Parton, even though you don’t even know it. I just want you to know how incredibly good you really are.
You fight for social justice with every breath you take. You take stands against corruption and break down false stigmas as often as humanly possible. You’re well-versed in legal jargon, which only builds up your case when you work towards rectifying life’s wrongs. With the best intentions and an impeccable track record, you’re making traction towards positive change in our world.
Not everyone can win arguments quite like you. You remain poised and rational the entire time, wise beyond your years. You’re the next Elle Woods, and I know you’ll achieve your dreams someday. I just want you to know how incredibly diplomatic you truly are.
You provide love and compassion with every word you speak. You find the positive attributes in everyone you meet and always validate their emotions. You comfort others in times of need, even as you battle your own inner demons. With unconditional love and genuine concern, you spread kindness like confetti and provide solace for friends near and far.
Not everyone holds such empathy. In fact, most live with hardened hearts. You provide comforting words and loving embraces constantly (even when it’s hard). You’re like Mother Theresa, even when you think that you’re not. I just want you to know how incredibly kind you really are.
The truth is that you are phenomenal, and I want you to know how incredible you are. So, next time you feel like you’re failing, focus on everything that makes you amazing, because my words are true. Next time you gaze into the mirror, ready to judge yourself with a critical eye, I encourage you to read this list again at least a dozen times. When the world brings you down, take a deep breath and look inside. Discover how incredible you really, truly are. I feel honored to not only know you, but call you a true friend. That’s how everyone who knows you feels, so it’s time that you feel it, too.