You never said it, you didn’t really ever say anything, but you didn’t think I was worth the effort. And I almost believed you were right.
You thought the shine was gone from me and I wasn’t exciting or new or out of the ordinary. And I almost believed you were right.
You thought everything about me was old news. Ultimately you didn’t think much of me at all. And I almost believed you were right.
You probably thought I was going to break.
And I almost believed you were right.
But you were not right – about any of it.
I am shiny and new.
I am worth it.
I am not broken, never was. I picked up a few dents along the way, but nothing a little elbow grease and TLC couldn’t repair.
It hurt, sure. I had doubts, of course.
But even at the lowest point I knew I wasn’t down for the count.
And it turns out I was right.
*I’m participating in Write Yourself Alive – a 30 day online writing program – I’ll be responding to the daily prompts here. To respect the program I won’t actually say what the prompt is, so bear with me – this could be pretty random :)