"Your past doesn’t define your present or imprison your future. What happened then doesn’t have to happen now. You decide now what your life is going to be. Your present and future are in your hands and your hands alone. Whatever happened in the past don’t let it hold you back from living your life now or later on. Let it go. Those scars, those nightmares, those traumas that hurt you so badly don’t give them anymore power to hurt you. You are stronger than they ever could be. You are so much more than them. Please don’t let them overshadow your beauty or your right to a better now. We all have a past that haunts some parts of us, but we have to choose to let go and move on because we deserve to live now. We are worthy of a bright future. Run towards it and never look back."
"It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself."