by Brenda L. Wells
At times I look in the mirror and ask the question “WHY?”
Did God give the shape and the color of my eyes.
Then I look at the length and texture of my hair;
The style and size of my body wondering who really cares?
Do these physical qualities define the person I see;
Do they even matter, as long as I Love Me.
Sometimes I think in my mind, “Why did I do that?”
And begin feeling guilty while trying to regain my self-respect,
Why did I permit others to take advantage or give them the control;
Worrying what they thought about me; allowing fear to take hold.
Although I’ve made some wrong decisions, I won’t let go of my destiny;
I know in my heart I’ll succeed in this life, because I still Love Me.
How can I say I love God; but Him I have not seen;
And not like my brothers and sisters who like me are human beings.
Tell me, how can I love them; if to my own self I’m not true;
I must know Love, to show love in what I give, say and do.
How can I share more with God’s creation in the earth, sky and sea;
When I need to learn and discover first how do I Love Me?
By realizing, I was meticulously crafted by The Master’s Hand;
Knowing I am an original work of art designed with a breathtaking plan.
Created special with a purpose that only I can fulfill;
“Love” formed me in excellence to complete His perfect will.
I accept that I am different and there are some things I’ll never be;
But that’s okay, because my love toward others comes with me loving me.
I LOVE ME…..I LOVE ME…..I LOVE ME
Reprinted with permission of Brenda L. Wells. Ms. Wells is a minister, poet, author and playwright, and co-founder of Business Women in the World (www.bwitw.com/) ministry. She can be heard Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on The S.H.A.R.E. Broadcast on Spirit 1400 AM – WWIN.