To One Who’s Hurt

To one who’s hurt
May you remember that
although the past shapes us
it doesn’t define us
It can hurt
But every new day is an opportunity to heal
And I promise, there will be always more new days than your past

To one who’s hurt
May you know that everyone is somebody’s someone
You are somebody’s someone
You might not know who that somebody is
But he or she is immensely grateful that you two ever crossed paths
You are meaningful to them
You are their world

To one who’s hurt
May you know that there’s strength in prayer
Not because God will give you courage if you pray
But because in prayer we become vulnerable
And sometimes by being honest about our fears, we learn how to face them

To one who’s hurt
May you know that there’s no such thing as an irredeemable mistake
That your worth as a person lies
not on what you have done
but on what you do and will do
Strangers ask who you were
Lovers ask who you want to be

To one who’s hurt
May you know that you are loved
Admired
And adored
And that somebody somewhere will move heaven and earth
just to make you smile

(Jakarta, 19.12.2016)

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