To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.
Some people can just say one word and light up a dream, and make roses bloom; with just a smile in their eyes they invite us to travel to faraway places, on a magical journey. Some people, just by offering their hand shatter our solitude, set the table, serve homemade soup, and bring in flowers; just by holding a guitar they can create a friendly symphony. Some people, just by opening their mouth, can touch the far reaches of our soul, nourish the blossoms, invent dreams, make wine sing and make you fall in love with life.
They call you pushy when you are determined. They say you’re egotistical when you’re confident. They laugh at how unrealistic you are when you’re positive and hopeful. And when you succeed they’ll say you were just lucky. Always remember, they don’t know nearly as much as they think they do.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be – a roommate, a neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover, or even a complete stranger – but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.