You Are

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I should be doing homework right now but I just had an inspirational bout and this is probably the last time I’ll write in this blog for a while because school is starting next week and yes I do run-on sentences on purpose. I am actually a big grammar freak.

I read this amazing poem by Madisen Kuhn and it has become my favorite poem ever [sorry, Hope is the Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson!].

Here’s the poem:

who are you,
really?

you are not a name
or a height or a weight
or a gender
you are not an age
and you are not where you
are from

you are your favorite books
and the songs stuck in your head
you are your thoughts
and what you eat for breakfast
on saturday mornings

you are a thousand things
but everyone chooses
to see the million things
you are not

you are not
where you are from
you are
where you’re going
and I’d like
to go there
too

I love it so much because it is a reminder that the world does not define me. The world doesn’t define you. Your weight doesn’t define you. Your past doesn’t define you. Your mistakes do not define you. Jesus defines you. Grace defines you. You are more.

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2 thoughts on “You Are

  1. Gaby, that’s an awesome poem. I also like what you wrote: “The world doesn’t define you. Your weight doesn’t define you. Your past doesn’t define you. Your mistakes do not define you. Jesus defines you. Grace defines you. You are more.” As you start school, and tackle a lot of reading assignments, I encourage you to also read one of my favorite books, “In the Grip of Grace” by Max Lucado.” Enjoy … and keep lookin’ up!

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    • I saw this when you commented and promised to reply later but forgot…it’s been a crazy week! But thanks, Dave! And Max Lucado is one of my favorites; I grew up reading his book “You are Special” 🙂
      Thanks for the recommendation and have a colorful day!

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