12/14/17

To start off with, I am so proud of you. Life hasn’t been too easy on you lately, and I am truly sorry about that. You don’t deserve to ever know what it is like to be hit, to be screamed at, to be touched without your permission, and to be made to feel worthless. But despite it all, you have managed to keep your head up and continue fighting through.

Be proud of everything you have gone through, and mostly, what you’ve become.

Stop being so hard on yourself. Everything will make sense to you one day. All the pain, hurt, and frustration will become worth it. Remember, everything happens for a particular reason. You are in the exact place you are meant to be right now. So breathe, be patient, and trust the course of your life. Let go of all the expectations you have created in your head. Accept reality as it comes. Accept life for what it is.

Don’t take everything so personally and try to not let others get you down. Most of the time, things have nothing to do with you, and everything to do with the other person. What your family did to you was not your fault and you never deserved any of that.

You did not deserve that. You are perfect in every way, especially with your flaws. Accept the things that make you different, while embracing everything that makes you unique.

You are so beautiful, do not ever think otherwise. You are none of the negative things you see in yourself. You are not the number of calories on the box or the number on the scale. Those do not define you, you define you. You deserve to eat like everyone else, allow yourself that. You are beautiful inside and out Cass.

Even though you think you are broken, there is so much beauty in your pain. Also, you’re really not as broken as you think you are. You are stronger than anything that has tried to tear you down. You are a survivor, not a victim. So with that, try not to be so hard on yourself, we both know you’re doing the best you can.

Never let anyone get in the way of your goals in life. More importantly, never give up on your passions and your dreams. Do not waste your time on people who do not believe in you. You don’t need anyone like that in your life. Only surround yourself with people who encourage and inspire you.

You deserve the world and even a little more. You are smart. You are beautiful. You are enough. 

At the end of the day, all you are guaranteed is yourself, never forget this.

On the days life gets you down, remember walking on the beach, going to Disney and Sea World, and loving everyday. And don’t ever forget to smile with the same genuine smile you had back then. Remember the good times.

You are so strong my dear. You have been through a lot and still fighting. The world has tried to break you, but you never let it. Thank your past, for it has made you into a better, stronger person.

Not everyone you have meet is meant to stay around forever. People will leave you. On the contrary, you will also leave others. People will disappoint you, and all you can do is learn to appreciate them for what they have taught you. Thank the people who have stayed. Fill the spaces of the ones who have gone.

More importantly, gracefully let go of the things and people that are not meant for you. Accept things the way they are.

Thank you for never giving up and being so tough. You inspire others and you lift them up. Stay strong. Stand up tall. Be more beautiful than ever. Make them wonder how you do it.

I love you. You know you deserve the world, now go get it.

 

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