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A Letter for My Friend

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A Letter for My Friend

I challenged you to write yourself a love letter after I saw one of your F.B status updates where you described in your own words how pain was ravaging your soul. I understand heart break really, really well… I have been heartbroken a few times. In your letter you wrote of tears and silent pain and described your brokenness with such beauty it was a mystery that you could write so liberally while your heart had been choked.  I was amazed as to how a free heart can inspire one to dance even in the midst of a storm, metaphorically speaking. I thought of how earlier that week you had come to see me at 21h00 winter night just to come hear me pour out my heart about my relationship issues even though you had just broken up with your boyfriend a day or two before. You gave me such sound advice like a life-long friend even though (truthfully) we’ve been friends for only a season.  So I got thinking of your F.B status later in the evening when my thoughts were induced by the sweet sounds of music and I was touched by your selflessness. I truly admired you for your free heartedness, your resilience and your natural ability to love. So I thought I should write you this love letter from my heart to yours to remind you of your worth…and this letter believe me friend is from the deepest parts of my heart….I want you to know that you are both beautiful and attractive and please don’t trip coz I’m as straight as they come hehehe . You are a classic timeless African beauty with infinite finesse. You have such beautiful mahogany smooth skin and bold alluring eyes and your walk is a stride. You are definitely hot my friend. I want you to know though that your physical body is just an enclosure to case and protect your true self. Your true beauty is not your outward person it is your inner person. If we were all to base our true beauty on looks that is most sad because when we grow old  and wrinkly and grey we will no longer love ourselves and we’ll abandon our purpose to live… Friend today I would like you to please take a mirror into your soul and adore that inner beauty of yours. I personally appreciate your brassy expressive personality and wholesome character. You are charming and creative and possess endless finesse…I’ve been thinking a lot lately and I am not content with society’s standards and the pressures it puts on us young women. For the most part society is never compassionate to our unique needs as gals, it objectifies us to mere sexual beings and that is unfair. Society is confused and it has now confused us. When God called us the “weaker sex” I don’t think He meant that we are lacking or that we are counterfeit human beings. I don’t think he meant that all we are good for is “looking good” and waiting to be pursued by boys. I’d like to think rather that he was empathizing with our unique (but beautiful) nature which he knew and understood because He created it. He called us “weak” because we are needy for love and feel incomplete when we are not receiving love or when void of the opportunity to love others. Women for some reason always always feel incomplete and this is our tragedy. This makes us prone to vice because life is a dog-eat-dog game and it needs real hard-core playas in the game. I think friend that we should not look to guys to make us feel whole. Our reason for living is not just for the male. Okay to be fair that is the initial intent with which God created us.  I do understand that Eve was created to colour Adam’s world. Adam was a perfect man and had an amazing micro-world to rule i.e. Eden, yet still his life was missing something special. And thus God created a woman to rock Adam’s world and to help him come alive *wink wink*.  HE DID NOT HOWEVER CREATE US AS INCOMPLETE BEINGS. Contrary to popular belief GOD CREATED US AS COMPLETE BEINGS. Friend before you and I can rely on a guy we should be content with ourselves. We should love ourselves. We should find our worth as individuals. We should embrace our uniqueness. Friend you and I should fall in love with ourselves first before we can think of rocking any man’s world. Someone once said you cannot give what you do not have. I agree. How can I give love when I do not have love for myself? I pray that your broken heart will be mended piece by piece as you discover the array of your beautiful life devoid of a man, as you discover your fierceness and female prowess, as you discover more of your overall beauty and as you learn to embrace it through and through… You’ll discover that when you embrace yourself the rest of the world will embrace you too. And along with that you’ll be embraced by that perfect guy for you.  And remember friend you are a rose… a beautiful rare ‘vestido rose’.  Your beauty is most cherished by me

To love, peace n happiness & to the beauty of you!
xoxo
From your friend Scribess

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  • Busisiwe Matiwane

    I loved this piece. It depicts what women go thru everyday. It’s a sad tale to think that searching for something so beautiful (love) can bring so much pain. It’s a pity that when we meet the one we fail to treat them as sister or brother, protecting them from our selfish flesh which only yearns for pleasing self. Hopefully one day we will meet the one; treat her/him like a sister/brother, build them in Christ n grow in our perfect love 1John 4:8;18.

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  • The way you put this piece together is simple yet profound_i have something to ponder on.
    really beautiful.
    may God Bless you with more wisdom <3

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  • Wow… Thank you my friend FOR INSPIRING US TO LOVE OURSELVES AND SERVE OTHERS ASWELL.

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    Wow Such a Beautiful Piece…Thank you for Blessing us sister!

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  • Busisiwe Matiwane

    I loved this piece. It depicts what women go thru everyday. It’s a sad tale to think that searching for something so beautiful (love) can bring so much pain. It’s a pity that when we meet the one we fail to treat them as sister or brother, protecting them from our selfish flesh which only yearns for pleasing self. Hopefully one day we will meet the one; treat her/him like a sister/brother, build them in Christ n grow in our perfect love 1John 4:8;18.

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  • The way you put this piece together is simple yet profound_i have something to ponder on.
    really beautiful.
    may God Bless you with more wisdom <3

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    Wow Such a Beautiful Piece…Thank you for Blessing us sister!

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