Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Believe

Believe. 

That you are special. Not because anyone says so, no, simply because you know yourself to be. I can tell you a million and one things with little effect. Some you will believe, some you will not. Many things you will find interesting, others quite the opposite. There will be things that you miss, others that you will latch onto. If there is one thing that I tell you that I would love, above all else, to believe and hold onto it is this...

You, Jamilah, are special. You are smart, caring, curious, passionate, funny, artistic, and to me a source of joy. 

Once you accept and believe that about yourself there will be no stopping you. There will not be a mountain that is too high for you to climb or a problem to difficult for you to overcome. The strength and potential within you will bubble up to the surface and lead you to great things once you do. It will open a new world that you never thought possible. How do I know? It happened to me once I decided that I would believe myself to be special. Heed the words of your father...

Believe!