Things You Need to Know
Woman: "You feel isolated, afraid, alone, abandoned, ashamed, but please believe: you are important. You are valued. You are loved. You are remembered."
Little girl: "I feel insignificant, and never good enough, but I don't have the words to explain it, and I don't think anyone would listen. Even if they listened, I don't think they would hear. No one would understand."
Woman: "You are significant. You are worthwhile. You are a quality individual. You are safe. You are cared for."
Little girl: "Everybody loves babies and toddlers, but the older I get, the less people are interested in me."
Woman: "That may feel true, but it isn't. People just don't know how to relate. Let their insecurities be their own, don't make them yours. Believe in yourself, believe in your future, trust your own judgement."
Little girl: "It feels as though society has passed their judgement on me."
Woman: "It does feel like that. And many people have done just that. But for every person who has judged you harshly, there is another who thinks highly of you. Unfortunately the hateful folks are generally the louder. You will discover later in life, there are dozens who hold you in high esteem, who speak well of you, and are fighting for you."
Little girl: "How do you know this?"
Woman: "Because you grew up to be me."