shine ☀️

sometimes i just want to cry

because they have their

aesthetic vsco feeds and their

picture perfect relationships and their

beautiful smiles and their

friends in the hallway

and i’m

alone in the crowd

and i’m starving because

i only get a passing glance or a

quick nod and sometimes

i want to be seen

but i know that

God is good and

my imperfect friends are there for my

imperfect self and

if i wait

i will have a happiness that is

bigger than a picture or

a relationship or


but i can’t just sit

and hope

i have to

change my perspective and

find the happiness

that’s already waiting for me

i can

give thanks and

be happy for others and

remember that

the happiness in their pictures

doesn’t last

i can

remember that

true happiness is a gift

and that

all good gifts are from above

i will

keep smiling and

look up and

count every blessing as it comes

because i am

i am blessed

and some days

i forget

and to cry over what they have

that’s not me


i will be a light


God has put light in me

and when i envy the light in others

that’s when my own light dims

i can be happy

i will be happy

i will shine


james 1:17-every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights

2 corinthians 4:6-for God, who said, “let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ

john 16:20-your sorrow will turn into joy

16 thoughts on “shine ☀️

  1. Loved this 💛 I can totally relate. vsco has a way of making a girl feel very unpretty! I have to be careful, because I start feeling like I “should” look like them – gorgeous, beach days, perfect relationships. The thing is, they just look like they have all that. What’s important is focusing on the things I DO have 🥰

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