I am gentle and I am kind.
My heart is the size of the deepest ocean.
My mind runs swiftly through the fields of tenderness.
My body aches to work the labors of giving.
My soul stretches to the depths only joy can survive.
Yet you do not see me.
You think I am argumentative. You think I’m bossy.
You see anger.
You see emotion as large as a whale, wanting to swallow you whole.
You see a selfish person, looking out for themself.
You see a shallow, ungrateful soul.
You see someone who doesn’t care about the people most important to me… which, my friend, is you.
Maybe these are not what you see but these are what you show me.
Is it that you really don’t see me?
Or am I the product of misinformation?
My emotions ran unruly for so many years… but that is not me.
Do you see the person inside?
Or could I be a mirror that holds your own projection…
and when you think you see me? It is.. indeed.. you?
But I am Me.
A Quick Note
Thank you for reading my words from the heart! This is about knowing your true self and sometimes it can be a challenge when someone doesn’t see that (or when it feels that way). It is important to be sure to communicate clearly the real you, to always show grace and love and patience to others who, too, are damaged. It is important to not keep these feelings hidden but to have conversations with others about how you feel.
After all, aren’t we all guilty of not seeing someone’s true self? What we’re seeing isn’t always who someone is. Emotions tend to be a byproduct of something deeper.
So love always. Give grace endlessly.
Thank you, Lovelies. ❤