I read this one night last September while spending time with a friend who was going through a tough period. She shared it with me because it really spoke to her. And it really, really spoke to me too. I hope the same for you.
(I cannot give credit to who wrote it because I can’t find the author’s name.)
“A man picks up a diamond, and out of ignorance or not being able to see well, tosses it to the curb. Does that say more about the man or the diamond? It actually speaks a great deal, not of the diamond, but of the man that tossed it. When we attach our self-worth to the acceptance or approval of others, it has damaging effects. The truth is, nothing can change your worth. A diamond tossed to the curb is still a diamond. A diamond in a pile of garbage is still a diamond. A diamond thrown in a sewer is still a diamond. Nothing can change who you are and what God has designed you to be. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, God’s masterpiece and His incredible design. No matter how you are treated by others, it doesn’t change the fact that God loves you, accepts you, and likes you. He has a plan for your life. See yourself the way God sees you and you will live happier and free!”
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14
Remember this: No matter what state you find yourself in right now, you are precious & priceless ~ you are a diamond.
And one sweet day someone will come along & they will see it too.
They will see the real you & they will truly, truly like what they see.
Peace y’all ~ xoxo