Saw this earlier and as a father of two beautiful daughters, it hit me right in the chest.
from Tanveer Naseer’s post: An Inspiring Example Of The Power Of Our Words
Don’t Change by Alya Naseer
Who told you?
Who told you that you have to call me mother or mom
And not mommy like you used to when you were little?
Who told you you weren’t perfect just the way you are?
Who told you that you weren’t skinny enough?
Who told you that you weren’t pretty and that you should use beauty products?
Who told you those things?!
Who told you to get rid of your favourite stuffed animals?
Who told you the music you were listening to was lame?
Who told you the clothes you were wearing weren’t cool?
Who told you that you have to act a certain way?
Who told you that you were a nothing?!
Who told you nobody loved you?!!!
Who told you to be someone who you are not?!
My sunshine, tell me
Please tell me who told you those nasty things
For I will take their heart and crumple it, beat it, crush it, throw it, step on it
Since that is what they did to your precious little heart
You are perfect the way you are my darling!
You are my sun that gives me warmth through out the day
You are my angel for you bring kindness to this world
You are my heart for you are the one that keeps it beating
You are my kitten for you are adorable, cute and pretty, the perfect combination
You are my sugar pie for everyone loves sugar and everybody loves you
You are my bumblebee for they bring sweet honey and you are just that sweet
You are my gem, my diamond for you are precious and no one wants to lose you
You are the beautiful, green trees for you change the world
You are the air that keeps everyone alive
You are my breath for I would die without you
You are my soul for without you . . . I am nothing
You are as peaceful as a still pond in the middle of the path
You are as pretty as a rainbow in a bright blue sky
You are as delicate as a drop of water held by a single rose petal
You are as beautiful as the rays of sunlight
Passing through the holes between the leaves of a magnificent tree
You are as sweet as delicious candy you get from a candy store
You are everything a person loves
You are not what these people say!
You don’t need to listen to these horrible people!
Everyone loves it when you call me Mommy, and so do I
You are perfect just the way you are my sweet pea
You don’t have to be skinny for people to love you
You will always be pretty no matter what people say
For you are pretty on the inside and that is what counts the most
Keep those stuffed animals you love for that is who you are and people should accept that
Don’t let the other mean people around you change who you are!
Wear the clothes you want!
Listen to the music you want!
You are NOT a nothing!
Don’t believe what those cruel people say about you
For they said no one loves you yet that’s not true . . .
So if that’s not true, everything else is just to make you feel
But in reality
They are the ones who call their mothers mommy
And they are the ones who think they are not perfect
And they are also the ones who are jealous of your beauty
They keep all their stuffed animals
They are the ones who think they listen to lame music
And they think you wear the cool clothes
They think they are nothings
And they think nobody cares about them or loves them
Don’t you see now?
You are the one everybody loves
So don’t change