You are a one-of-a-kind treasure, uniquely here in this space and time.
You are here to shine in your own wonderful way, sharing your smile in the best way you can, and remembering all the while that a little light somewhere makes a brighter light everywhere.
You can, and you do, make a wonderful contribution to this world.
You have qualities within you that many people would love to have, and those who really know you are so glad that they do.
You will always have a “plus sized” heart and a good and sensitive soul.
You are gifted with thoughts and ways of seeing things that only special people know.
You know that life doesn’t always play by the rules, but that in the long run, everything will work out.
You understand that you and your actions are capable of turning anything around, and that joys once lost can always be found.
There is a resolve in you that few ever see.
You have so many treasures within, those you are only beginning to discover, and all the ones you are already aware of.
Never forget what a treasure you are.
That special person in the mirror may not always receive the compliments you deserve to hear,
But, always remember you are so worthy of an abundance of friendship, joy, love, and most of all self-respect.
Do all that you can to make the most of you.
Charline Grafton is the Staff Chaplain for Perioperative Services at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital. All surgery patients have the opportunity to visit with Charline several times before their surgery. Charline is the author of “Things Take Time,” a book of reflections and prayers for bariatric surgery patients.