There’s always something we feel insecure about, something that makes us feel different from everybody else. We know this because people are quick to look at it or point it out to us.

For me as a child it was being the Arab kid with the blonde hair, “Why is your hair yellow if you’re Arab?” The thing with those type of questions is you can’t really answer them with anything other than “It’s who I am, it’s how God made me”

You know people always say that what’s different about you is what makes you beautiful, and I’m a big believer in that. However that’s hard to accept sometimes, especially when everyone else says otherwise. It takes a lot of courage to believe in your heart that you are beautiful just the way you are.

What I have also found is that having one person in your life to remind you of that makes all the difference. Someone who can see the things that make you feel insecure, look into your eyes, and fall deeper and deeper in love with you.

A relationship grows stronger by understanding the things that make each of you beautiful, a beauty much deeper than what they see on the outside, to the acts of love. How they wait up for you at night, how they only enjoy a meal when it’s with you, how all the need is to see you smile to know that everything is going to be alright.

Never forget that real love is an action, and through those actions you make each other better, you forget everything that feels wrong with you because when you are together everything feels right. A love that only sees the depth of your heart is what makes all the difference, because that is a love that lasts.