Written by Paula O’Sullivan
Has anyone told you recently how amazing you are? No? Has anyone told you lately how very beautiful you are? No? I can hear the grumbling, ‘No one ever tells me I am amazing, no one ever tells me I am beautiful, in fact I may as well not be here, I am invisible’. Some of you will of course be able to answer yes, but for those of you out there who had a definite’ No’ answer, this is for you!
What if I told you that there is someone in your life right now, who could tell you those things? I can hear your derisive laughter,’ This gal is crazy’, right? You’re thinking, ‘This gal is a few sandwiches short of a picnic!’
Well you’re of course free to believe what ever you want to believe, but before you go, can I ask you one more question? How would your life change if someone told you that you were amazing and beautiful regularly, if someone told you that you really count, that your participation mattered? How would you feel? Would things be different for you, would you be happier knowing that you were amazing and beautiful and that you were important in the scheme of things?
Would anything be possible? Would doors open where there were only walls previously? Would you spirit soar with joy instead of walking around in misery and discontent?
The ‘someone’ in your life who can tell you that you are amazing and beautiful is you.
Oh I know you’re thinking, who am I to think I’m amazing and beautiful isn’t that getting above myself here? I’ve always been told not to get above myself. The voices of the past come crashing in and you can remember being told by everyone, the message was so clear, it was ok for others to tell you, but if you started to believe it, that wasn’t a good thing was it ? Now for a moment ask yourself, why is it not good to believe that you are amazing and beautiful? How does that serve you or others? It doesn’t! And why wait for others to recognise something, that you can recognise yourself? Once you start feeling, amazing, beautiful and that you count, others will start to notice it too. And even if they don’t you will feel really good regardless. So you’ll be less at the mercy of others, you won’t have to worry about people making you feel good or bad, as you’ll already know how amazing you are ! This puts a different perspective into our lives.
This isn’t about the ego, this isn’t about being arrogant, or feeling superior or anything like that. It’s about waking up each day and telling yourself that you are amazing, beautiful and that you count. It’s about thinking if these things are true, then how can you be amazing , beautiful and count, it’s about seeing that once you believe this about yourself, that you can add to the world you live in, in a very positive way.
So close your eyes for a moment, say ‘I am amazing, I am beautiful and I count’, now open your eyes and step forward, the world needs someone like you!