Dear Genuine Girl,

Beautiful friend, you are wonderful in your purest, deepest, truest form. You don’t have to change to be loved.

Sometimes it’s tempting to bend and twist and stand on our toes to change enough for certain others to like us, for us to be able to “fit in.”

Self betrayal doesn’t ever lead to happiness, however, and doing things that we know in our gut are not right for us, bending our values, those things just lead us down a really tricky path . . . a path that often leads us to places that are so far from where we wanted to end up that we just can’t figure out how we ever got there.

When we decide to put value in those who love us exactly as we are, life gets really sweet. Sometimes we have to wait to find those who like the real us, but it is always worth the wait.

There are those who will love all that is real about you, and those are the real relationships that a meaningful life is made of.

You are loved.

xoxo