Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
If you’ve ever tried to fight tears on the bus ride home, and failed. If you’ve ever lied about why your eyes were glazed over, and you were believed. This one’s for you. If you’ve ever stopped listening to your favorite band because he liked them too. If you’ve ever hated a girl you didn’t know because he picked her over you. This one’s for you. If you’ve ever wished you were weak enough to cry in public. If you’ve ever constantly hid behind laughter and smiles. This one’s for you. If you’ve ever bit your lip to stop it from quivering. If you’ve ever walked with your eyes planted on the ground. This one’s for you. If you’ve ever stared into the darkness before sleep, trying to avoid the ‘what’s if’s’ and ‘if only’s’. If you’ve ever listened to totally different music, but ended up thinking about him anyway. This one’s for you. The girl who doesn’t get the guy. The girl who still lives her life to the fullest she can. The girl who gets up every day and doesn’t give up. This one’s for you, because it takes so much to be that strong.