To The Boy Who Thinks He'll Never Be Enough: You Matter, I Swear

Ratula Ray Ratula Ray in Life Is Tough on 26 February, 2017

Dear You,

This world is used to people running for the limelight; and in this craze for fame and attention, you find yourself lost and scared.

Today, I won't tell you to be strong.

Rather, all I want to say is — it's okay. It's okay that you are scared; and confused! It's nothing to be ashamed of. No one expects you to be strong all the time anyway. You are so much more than what you allow people to think you are. You are so much more than you allow yourself to think you are.

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You are made up of stardust and magic and all those fantastic things that I cannot even stop to fathom. You are made up of imaginations that run wild at 3:00 am in the morning when your body has given in to the tiredness of the previous day but your mind refuses to give in. You are made up of those wonderful words that you stitched in verses in the last page of your Physics copy during that boring lecture last Friday, which never found an outlet. You are made up of those wonderful strokes of the paintbrush that deserves applaud rather than the dark corner of your room, collecting dust, from which the paintings never left.

You are made up of that last drop of courage left in your worn out heart when the world had not been particularly kind to you, but you somehow managed to pick yourself up and fight your demons. 

And let me tell you something boy, if all those wonderful things are not enough to let people stay in your life, you are better off without them. Because someday, you are going to be enough for someone; she is going to sweep you off your feet and not just in the fairytale-kind-of way.

It will be more than a fairy tale. She will stick by you through the "happily ever-after" and restore your faith in love and magic. She is going to make mountains move just to see that smile on your face because who says it always has to be a boy doing these things for the woman of his life?

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She will hold you firmly with her strong hands and lead you through the darkness.

And just when your eyes meet her sparkling gaze, piercing through your soul, you will know that you have found the answers to all the questions you had ever been looking for.

Today, this is all that I want to say to you — you matter.