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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Chapter 5, Page 27, Book 20

Your life isnt yours if you always care what someone else thinks .

Author Unknown

May 27th - be yourself

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. 

Lucille Ball 

When I was a child, I cared a lot about what other people thought, I wanted fit in with the crowd.  But as I’ve aged I’ve learned that it’s ok to be myself.  Although it’s easy to worry about being judged and seek approval from others and we like to please people.   But when you worry about what other think of you, you hold yourself back from being yourself and doing what you love.  

Life becomes easier once you learn to stop caring about what others think of you because nothing should have the power to hold you back in life. Nobody should take away your confidence and stop you from living out your dreams.  

I remember the days BC, before I had children.  People were always saying rude things about my inability to have chlldren.  They’d say what are you waiting for, you must not be doing it right.  Then after I had my large family they’d say When are you stopping.  It’s not good to have so many children, how can you support such a large family.  There is just no pleasing people.  The person you please has to be yourself.  

We wanted a large family and paid no attention to the advice of others or what they thought.  We did what we thought was best for us.  We left the number of children we had up to God.  And I cannot regret having any one of them. 

They are worth all the work and money spent.  They are my life.

We don’t need other people to tell us what we’re worth.  When you love yourself, it doesn’t matter what others say because you love yourself enough not to care or be hurt.  You are in control of your own opinions and beliefs and don’t have to accept other peoples.

It’s a waste of time trying to explain yourself.  Just be yourself and do what makes you happy  Those who mind don’t matter and those that matter won’t mind.

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life youre proud to live. 

Anne Sweeney


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

Do what you love and love what you do.

betty said...

So true Ma not to let others and what they say matter to us and we too should be careful what we say to others. I always admire people with big families. If they can provide for them, the more the merrier!


Mevely317 said...

I wish it hadn't taken me so long -- decades, actually -- to stop worrying about what others thought. (Good thing God was so patient with me!)

Being what they called a 'lonely only' I love reading and seeing photos of your family. I've not had occasion to meet them, but I follow a family on FB (The Hartsocks Photography) who recently welcomed their TENTH baby -- even after mom had a tubal litigation!

jack69 said...

You have described the life of most of us older folk. It took me a long time to find out I could be me. I have always admired someone from youth who knew what they wanted as an occupation or position early. I have come to appreciate someone now that can be themselves without feeling they must 'act' on the stage of life.
Good advice and information.
Love ya
Sherry & jack (stay safe)

Buttercup said...

I've been fortunate that most of the time I didn't think about other people's opinions. I was a pretty quirky kid and had many of the same interests 60 years ago that I have now. Loving art history was weird as a kid, but what a gift now. Take care!