Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
A random wise guy once told me “I hope you have it rough, go through some rough times, so that when the good times do roll around, you can enjoy them to the maximum. Because you deserve to enjoy the good times.” His words stuck with me and ever since, looking back I’ve realized it to be true. Once you’ve experienced the tough times, the good things seem to be all the more wonderful.
Miradouro Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lisbon