Velveteen Rabbit Movie Quote:
You were right, Rabbit. Love makes us real
Have you ever watched a movie, and one simple quote really pulled at your heart strings? I finished watching the below 2012 version of the Velveteen Rabbit, and by the time the above quote was said, my eyes teared up.
I’ve always been a firm believer that everyone, and I mean everyone needs to know someone out there on the planet loves them for who they are. We know our family loves us, but I’m not talking about them. I’m referring to those outside our family.
Whether platonic or romantic, it shouldn’t matter if it’s reciprocated. This one small expression is more powerful than you think.
So, here is my request to you. Think of it as your ‘home work’. If you love someone, and it must be outside your family, reach out and tell them. (platonically or romantically). Share the reasons why you love that person. Tell them you simply wanted them to know how you feel about them. Don’t worry about them reciprocating, as this is not the reason you’re doing this.
I know what it’s like to feel unloved, not worthy, even feel like an outcast that nobody could like or love. None of my friends or past romantic partners ever told me they loved me. Not even from my two ex-fiance’s. I’m still waiting, and like many, many, many others like me, it’s the worst, most isolating feeling.
The one thing I know for sure, the one solid truth, is that Yeshua (Jesus) loves me. God loves me. One day while talking to him, I shared everything in my heart about love, not feeling loved and all that was in my heart. I was very depressed and at my lowest point after another potential boyfriend didn’t pan out. I know Jesus already knows what was in my heart, but I needed his council. Towards the end, I suddenly felt ‘filled’. I know it was him, filling the void and telling me, “I love you.” It was all I needed. Yes, I know he loves me, but like others out there, I need to hear and feel it. I’m still waiting for a mortal human to tell me this before my spirit rises, my soul sleeps, and my body returns to the earth.
Your ‘homework’ can be either by email, text message, phone call, hand written letter, or in person. The method on how you deliver it doesn’t matter. The point is to tell that person. They could be like me, and are very, very good at hiding how they perceive how others think of them because non-family members have never uttered those three simple words.
“I love you” is more powerful when it’s genuine. It carries with it a quiet power to lift a spirit.