It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Chapter 4, Page 11, Book 19

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

Hardy D. Jackson

April 11th - The truth is Im not perfect

The easiest thing to be in the world is you.  The most difficult thing is to be what other people want you to be.

Leo Buscaglia

I think we were all born unique and valued individuals. We shouldnhave to try and be like anyone else. Who we are matters. We all have something different to offer.  It would be a crazy world if we all thought and did the same things.  

Whatever we are, we should accept it.  Being different is absolutely beautiful.  Don't let people change you. Be the best version of yourself.  There is only one you in all the world.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes it seems easier to be what others want us to be.  But it’s impossible to please everyone, so it’s better to be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be.   Instead of trying to be like others, try to be the best YOU.  

I try to remember, that although I’m not perfect, there is always room for improvement. I’m a work in progress.  

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

Albert Einstein


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Be the best version of yourself...

jack69 said...

I had never thought of this!
Sometimes it seems easier to be what others want us to be. ........
That makes so much sense in an odd way, but since I have thought about that for a few minutes, I have to admit that has been very true in my own life, and I think in everyone's life at some time. But it cannot continue forever, and that makes Leo's comment up front VERY true!
Love from down here and THANKS
Sherry & jack

Annsterw said...

Thanks for the reminder! Annster's Domain

Mevely317 said...

Sometimes I wonder how I'd have 'turned out' - if, as a child, I learned (and believed!) this truism. Oh well, water under the bridge. Better I discovered it late in life v. never!

Years ago, while participating in a life-history (writing) class, a letter from the FDR Roosevelt Library was shared. Among the late Mrs. Roosevelt's personal possessions they found a small piece of paper in her wallet: "Dear God, we ain't what we orta be, we ain't what we're gonna be, we ain't what we wanta be. But thank God, we ain't what we wuz." Ms. Vivona continued: "We don't know how Mrs. Roosevelt came to carry that benediction around in her wallet, but obviously, the words held some special meaning for her. May your students find their own meanings in the words."

Sorry to ramble on so long(!), but your post reminded me of this gem and I thought you'd like it, too.

betty said...

So true just to be the best me I can be! God gave me the unique talents he wants me to have now it is up to me to use them!