Measurements

 

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.

 
 

Jessica

Jessica Kristie is the founder of The Hallway Project, an award winning author, writer, and a lover of poetry. She is an advocate for art, an activist against human trafficking, and a soulful contributor to the strengthening of our creative communities.

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15 thoughts on “Measurements

    • 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. :)

    • 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. :)

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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