Jessica Kristie




I cannot measure my happiness by my monetary make up;
the make up of my happiness speaks, touches and feels.

I cannot measure my wealth by my assets;
my greatest assets have lined more than just pockets.

I cannot measure my beauty by the weight on the scale;
the scale has never once told me I was beautiful.

I cannot measure my worth by the weight of your words;
your words will never lift my worth.

I cannot measure how in touch I am with the world by my social media reach;
my social media has never reached far enough to touch my skin.

I cannot measure my success by what the world says,
because the world says I am not strong enough - smart enough – pretty enough – thin enough – rich enough – creative enough – working enough – bleeding enough…

I cannot measure my life in years;
years have not made my life.

I will not measure my dreams by the approval of others.
The approval of others doesn’t take flight and light up the sky . . . my dreams do.


I wish everyone a beautiful and safe New Year’s. I hope 2012 is something wonderful for each of you.

May the new year find worth, closure and the ability to say “I am enough.”

“and it just became, just became enough…” – Closure, Evergrey

Top Albums of 2011

1. Glorious Collision – Evergrey

2. Worship Music – Anthrax

3. 21 – Adele

Don’t forget to check out my Most Inspirational Websites of 2011 & Love Big, my Holiday Message.


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Chris G. on December 31, 2011 8:16 am Reply

And you, my friend, are a most beautiful soul. May New Year’s Eve provide much excitement, and the year to come much wonder and joy. You surely deserve it.

Jessica on December 31, 2011 9:20 am Reply

Thank you Chris. I wish for you a new year of great things and heartfelt success. I appreciate you coming around this year and supporting my work. I look forward to our friendship in the new year. :)

Heather on January 1, 2012 9:08 am Reply

Happy New Year Jessica! This post is such a great way to end one year and begin another. Just beautiful, like you.

Jessica on January 1, 2012 11:58 am Reply

Thank you Heather. I wish you beautiful things in this lovely New Year. You are such a sweet soul & I am blessed to know you. :)

Natasha on January 1, 2012 11:46 am Reply

Jess…you have inspired so many by your good works, myself included. I think your true reach is immeasurable and knows no ceiling. Hope to see you soar even higher in 2012!

Jessica on January 1, 2012 11:59 am Reply

Love you Natasha. You breathe so much honesty and hope that I admire. Love to you this new year and every year. xoxoxo

ayala on January 10, 2012 1:34 pm Reply

A love the thoughts here….I will not measure my dreams by the approval of others.
The approval of others doesn’t take flight and light up the sky . . . my dreams do.
This ending is great and from beginning to the end…great sentiments!

Jessica on January 10, 2012 5:44 pm Reply

Thank you so much Ayala :)

Pat Hatt on January 10, 2012 4:03 pm Reply

Shouldn’t simply be measured by pleasure, great write!

Jessica on January 10, 2012 5:45 pm Reply

Thank you Pat :)

Victoria C. Slotto on January 10, 2012 6:33 pm Reply

Very wise observations in this poem. Measurements are arbitary inventions of humans.

brian on January 10, 2012 7:57 pm Reply

this is strong…love the affirmations and truth in it…def one to be read again and again…

zongrik on January 10, 2012 8:49 pm Reply

these are the best types of new years resoltuions

Marbles in My Pocket on January 11, 2012 6:52 am Reply

Absolutely! The last lines sum it up wonderfully! Excellent message and write!

sheila moore on January 11, 2012 9:49 am Reply

beautiful advice to live by.