Special by Valerie Parente

You think there’s nothing special about your life
but every day that you’re alive
is a day that has never happened before
so quit being so insecure
because you’re very existence is spectacular.

– Valerie Parente (7-15-2020)


Intervention by Valerie Parente

You don’t need to wreak havoc to feel important
You don’t need to argue to feel driven
You don’t need to run away to feel chased.

You are already so important in your friends’ minds
You are already so driven when you let yourself care
You are already so appreciated when you stick around.

And if you have a problem with me calling you out
if you have a problem with me seeing your value
then that’s an issue you have to confront with yourself
because I’m never going to stop rooting for you.

– Valerie Parente (5-14-2019)