All That You Deserve
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The truth is, life is really delicate and really unpredictable. One day you can be telling someone you love them and the next they are gone. One day you can be in perfect health and the next you are fighting for your life. Most of the time, we walk through our days unconsciously—rushing time as if we have all the time in the world. Most of the time, we are looking towards the future as if the future will be everything we want now, as if this moment right now is never enough, as if we won’t be complete until we accomplish what we think will fulfill us. The truth is, we don’t know how much time we have left. We don’t know if our next breath will lead to death. We don’t know if the moments we tell ourselves will happen, will happen. I don’t mean to say this to scare you or to be dark. I say this to lovingly remind you that your life is yours to live now. Don’t wait. Don’t spend your days dreaming without taking action. You are worthy of your dreams but your dreams won’t happen without action. Life is fragile but insanely beautiful if you just try to look for the beauty within it no matter what you are going through. No matter how dark it gets, light is always present. Even if you feel fragile, you are insanely strong. Don’t forget to live your life the way you want to. Life is meant to be lived, not ignored.
As long as you are here, it is not too late to do the things you wish you had done by now. Living within a negative headspace of regret won’t get you anywhere. You will get to do what you want to do if you start trying to believe it can happen. The more negative energy you put out there, the less positive outcomes you will get. This is your reminder to believe in yourself. Life is supposed to be wildly exciting. Life is supposed to be filled with daily unknowns so that you grow through figuring things out. Self-love is a continuous, never-ending journey of choosing yourself over and over and over again. Self-love is choosing to choose yourself over anyone else. Why is it that you so easily love and take care of others but you don’t give yourself even close to the amount of attention you give others? This is one of the best qualities about you. I just hope you realize one day that you were always worthy of the same depth of love and more that you give away.
Give yourself all of the time you need today to just be there for yourself. Don’t pay attention to the people who judge you for needing to do what’s best for you. You don’t need anyone’s approval when it comes to taking care of yourself. More than anything though, don’t judge yourself. You are allowed to feel what you’re feeling. You will figure out what you need, but you don’t need to know what that is at this very moment. Let your feelings flow. Poet Jacqueline Whitney is a multi-faceted artist from New Hope, Pennsylvania. As the author of three books of poetry, Beyond Worthy, All That You Deserve, and Stay Until Tomorrow, she has established herself as a distinctive voice in the literary community and on social media. You will find what you are looking for and you will become who you need to be. It will all work out.
Even if you don’t feel like you matter to everyone, you matter to someone and that is important to remember. You are on a journey and every experience is leading you to where you belong. It’s really hard to see and trust when you’re living through the awkwardness of the unknown, but you are exactly where you’re meant to be right now. You are experiencing everything you are meant to be. Not everything happens for a reason but everything that happens can lead to a deep lesson and change. Doors that are meant for you will open for you. Doors don’t open until our souls live through and grow through what we go through. One day you will come to a door when you least expect it and it will open. You will be filled with a new light. Until then, be where you are now. Ask your soul to show you what you need to know. “I open my heart to the lessons intended for me. I am deeply growing.”
You can let go of the one you’re trying so hard to hold on to. You can live without them. You can give yourself all the time you need in your letting go. You can open your heart for someone else eventually. You can love someone and still not want them in your life. You can outgrow someone and still love them.