X is not the problem

If I can love you and make you happy just the way you are, then you’re fine just the way you are.

Back in November when you were out of town in St. Cloud you asked me once if I ever thought you were the one who was wrong, that maybe you were the one being a jerk, that maybe you were the monster.  And my immediate thought was, “No!”  I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that you weren’t the problem.  And I knew that even though I hadn’t heard the other side of the story.  What I didn’t tell you was why I knew that:  It was simple.  I asked you, “Do you respect me?”  You said, “Yes.”

See, I had earned your respect.  So I knew he had lost it.  Two Equations:

X + Y = Respect
X + Z = No Respect
…X is not the problem

I’d say it to you differently now.  You said, that I make you feel pretty and desirable, and I do it effortlessly.  Is that true?  Then why would you ever think something’s wrong with you?  Truly…

So just remember:  If he starts putting you down, or if anyone starts telling you that you’re something you’re not…  Just remember that I love you.  And that if I can love you and make you happy just the way you are, then you’re fine just the way you are.

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