"As a girl with once low self-esteem, I grew up believing I was doomed as the ugly girl. The freak with weird acne. The girl with not many friends. In my eyes, I had no worth. I had family that loved me, but I needed more. It was only a few years later when I realized that I am worth rubies. Over the years, God has placed positive, loving people in my life, and thanks to these people, I finally know that I am worth loving."
“Sometimes we don’t realize that we need to slow down. If we can’t take a second to take a deep breath, then we definitely aren’t making time to embrace our surroundings and who we are as lovely individuals.”
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Your ways of viewing life and the people who inhabit it have been so impacting in all of our lives. You are an inspiration, and you will be ever-so-missed. Thank you for all that you have done, and all of the hearts that you have changed with your powerful words. If words can heal, you have definitely saved many lives during your time on this earth. It is said that we should leave this place better than when we found it, and you have definitely achieved that goal.
Thank you, Maya Angelou.
We love and miss you.
Love, SWL team
I wanted to look like a “normal” person. I didn’t want to be defined by my weight. I wanted people to see beyond the fat—to see me, but we live in a world that is so absorbed with perfection and beauty that we no longer see people
We promote a false image of beauty that devalues the individual.”
Check out our previous post to read more on Andrew’s journey with self worth.
“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”
For the month of May we launched a new campaign called: May You Be _____.
We have felt alone before in our struggles and we don’t want others to feel that way SOO for the month of May people are identifying something they’ve struggled with and are committing to look at it from a better perspective.
Share your story on the wall and fill in the blank. You can do it anonymously! By sharing your story you may make someone feel not alone anymore. #MAYYOUBE