From Our Readers: You are Beautiful
Hi there, beautiful!
I know what your thoughts are and I understand
the struggle you faced just to understand it. It happens to me, too.
I know the inferiority you have because I have that, too.
I know how you hide those scars beneath
the clothes you wear and even those at the very depth
of your skin. That's okay, we all are battle-scarred, embrace it!
I know the feeling of having loved someone that broke
your heart, someone broke mine, too.
I know how you get so crazy about little things
you adore and love. I know how weak you are
deep inside but decided to be strong instead.
I know the flaws that made your self-esteem lower, don't be
caught up by the judgments of others and don't live by their opinions.
I know how hard it is to sleep at night thinking
about all the things that made you sad and you just can't
help it but cry those lonely, longing eyes.
I know why you just get so jealous about something
or someone that you want but will never be yours.
I know why you get so clingy about the things
that you possessed, go fight for it little warrior!
Life is meant to be loved and enjoyed, don't
just merely live but live a life that you will
be proud of, the life where everyone will be
inspired by. It's okay to be weak, it's okay
to be wrong, it's okay not to be perfect. You don't
have to anyway.
Life's best-learned lessons are learned from those that we have
encountered the hardest battles. Remember, you are made
of all the wonderful things. You are made of all the petals
of your favorite flower. You are made of all those scars
you get from a beautifully fought battle.
You are you.
And YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
Never let anyone let you feel that you aren't.
Holly Dawn G. Dungog, 17, is from Cebu. Got your own story to tell? Drop us an email at candymagazine @gmail.com! We'd love to hear what you have to say. If you're lucky, you just might get published in this space, too! Please indicate if you want to remain anonymous. We're also looking for artwork and illustrations to use with the stories, so please send some in if you want to be featured!