You know, you don't have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.
Like wonderful M. Rogers, I believe what's inside is more important that what's outside. We don't have to be rich or smart or beautiful. We are perfect just as we are.
There is no one else in the whole wide world like you. I’m sure you have heard that before, but I wonder if you understand how true it is and how precious you are
I think we all want to believe it’s perfectly OK and maybe even wonderful to be exactly who we are. Sometimes it t seems the world has become a stage where we have become chronic doers, only measuring our lives in terms of what we do.
Whether you like high heels or flip-flops, be who you really are. You have a voice and a style that is all your own. It has been given to you by God. We were created for a great purpose.
Be yourself ; everyone else is already taken.
There are always going to be products and ideas for us to get better; and it’s a beautiful thing to embrace life-long growth But it’s important that we all realize we are beautiful and wonderful just as we are in our complete authentic selves.
Being authentic means being vulnerable and letting people see all your different facets, trusting they won’t judge you, and knowing that if they do that’s completely on them. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be real with people and know the ones who accept me accept me fully, than pretend and then have to maintain the illusion that I am something I’m not.
When we think about it, if we'd take half of the energy we use to appear a certain way and apply it elsewhere, I’m sure we’d all be a much happier. Truly, happy. The greatest lesson I have learned is to Be authentic and to be genuine. To Be honest and true to myself and to the God who made me.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
Give yourself permission to not be perfect, and instead focus on progress. Love in action every day. Do something kind for you. Do something kind for others. Do something kind for the world.
Even though I'm not perfect, far from it I fear, I still feel pretty fantastic!
I hope your Friday is a FANTASTIC one.
'On Ya' -ma