Dear readers, as we embark upon this holiday of love, I wish to remind you of your true value. As a society, we often tend to unfairly compare ourselves to others, amplifying their traits in which we most admire, whilst simultaneously diminishing the value of our own. We make light of our own value, our own gifts, our own talents, and everything that makes us so wonderfully unique. We tend to place those we admire on pedestals, unaware that what we see is, but a grandiose mirage. We take not into account that those very individuals in which we make our comparisons, too have flaws, that they are also imperfect beings.
Dear friends, I wish to share with you a secret: Someone in which you are currently unaware is comparing their self to YOU, right now, at this very moment! We spend our entire lives longing to be someone else, yet we never quite realize that there is also someone that so desperately wishes to embody everything that we, ourselves are… That girl with the body that you long for, she envies you for your ability to make friends. That strait A student, envies you for your laid back persona. That artistic friend that you wish to be like, wishes she could be an athlete just like you. That classmate that is gifted with playing an instrument, longs for your singing voice. The list goes on, and on… Someone, somewhere, wishes to be JUST LIKE YOU!
It is perfectly alright to admire others, but let us not permit our admiration to cloud our perception of our own self worth! There is not a single person on this planet that ever lived, currently lives, or shall ever live, that embodies everything in which you are; all of your quirks, your talents, your gifts, your very persona, the very being in which you are is a one of a kind! There shall never be another YOU! You a so beautifully, and wonderfully unique! I wish to convey to you just how amazing you actually are. You are deeply loved, a true treasure. I assure you that you are needed by so many, that you are indeed valuable, a priceless gem. You inspire countless individuals on a daily basis that you are not even aware of! There is, and only shall ever be, one you… You are irreplaceable!