Friday drabble: A Gift

9 Dec

This is a Friday drabble–a challenge to tell a story in just 100 words. Make your own 100 word stories on Fridays and tag it with “friday drabble”

Thanks for coming with me, Abby!

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I owe this photo to my 5-year-old self. She was a miserable kid who was afraid to sit on Santa’s lap. She feared he would say she was too disappointing to get what she wanted. She felt unworthy.

It doesn’t matter why I felt that way, or why it continued. I forgive those who taught me to be afraid—whether you were taking advantage of a situation or thought you had my best interests in mind.

Now, I choose to know the truth: I love myself and I’m worthy and deserving of love and respect, just like everyone else. Here’s to happiness.

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5 Responses to “Friday drabble: A Gift”

  1. Anonymous December 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    You hookers went without me! ;-( But look so fly!!!!

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    • La La December 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

      I’m sure you would look fly, too….whoever you are.

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  2. Christopher De Voss May 11, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Don’t ever think you don’t deserve love and respect..

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    • La La May 11, 2013 at 11:47 am #

      It’s interesting how much *not* being respected during your life will make you think you don’t actually deserve it. If no one has ever showed you what that feels like though, I guess it makes sense.

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      • Christopher De Voss May 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

        You are who you are. Nobody should ever let you feel differently. If they can’t treat you like a princess, then they don’t deserve to have you in their life.

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