You are the salt of the earth.
And the hot spicy curry, and the sweet caramel cheesecake and the sour lemon juice.
You are all a different flavour, each one unique, surprising and important. Without you, life’s banquet would be incomplete.
Don’t let anyone tell you that salt is the only flavour. Man cannot live on crackers, chips and tequila alone.
You are the light of the world.
No matter how hard to try, you cannot hide that spark inside you.
Even if you don’t see it yourself, if you believe life has extinguished all your radiance, it is still there.
I see it, your children see it, your lover sees it, your friends see it.
Even when you hide your light under a basket, your glow spills through the cracks.
If you could see yourself the way the world sees you, you would no longer doubt you are beautiful.
Matthew 5: 13-16 Paraphrased