For You

God created you just as you should be:  
Unique, special and beautiful. 
Extraordinary even. 
He sewed up your insides into one perfectly fitting package
and called it you. 
His brushstrokes washed your skin with color
 and filled your eyes with light and sparkle. 
His very breath reddened your cheeks
 and kissed your tender lips with pink.
And your heart was made
to beat in time
with His.
All your talents,
all your treasured qualities
are gifts
 given especially for you
to celebrate
and to share.
All your quirks and all your idiosyncrasies,
they are a part of the pattern
that made only you. 
Like each vibrantly colored fall leaf,
each glistening white snowflake,
each multi-hued rainbow,
you were created in beauty. 
Beauty filled.    
When God looks at you, right now, in this very moment, He loves you. 
He loves you just as you are.
Perfectly imperfect. 
He also knows you were created for more,
so much more.
You matter.
Your life has value.
Your are worthy because He has made you so.
You are His prized possession.
A masterful work of art.
He delights Himself in you always.
And He sings
And my prayer is this:
"May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride
and expectation with which God sees you in every moment." 
(John O'Donohue)




  1. This is beautiful. Thank you for posting this.

    1. Thanks Nancy. I wrote it with a special niece in mind but it applies to us all.

  2. How captivating! Even though I know this, it is so very nice to HEAR it. OUT LOUD. In my head and my heart.

    Thank you!

    1. Thanks Karmen - I need reminded sometimes too!

  3. Oh so beautiful and true! Thank you for sharing

  4. I must have missed this while I was on a break! The blogging world is so lucky to have a talented writer like you, Mindy. Thank you for sharing this - your words are very impactful.

    1. You are way to kind Robyn! Hope you had a wonderful break.