I woke up this morning with an ease about me. I am ME! I can always be better, I will have some days on which I will be off, but I am me. Take it or leave it. And you know what? I like me! No, I LOVE ME. Stomach and all...
I was on the phone last night with a friend who was going on about whom he perceives me to be. "You have a very strong personality." PAUSE ~ Yep! As a matter of fact I do! And I am pretty eloquent if given the opportunity to give you my well thought out opinion. I mean... what? Men always love you for your sass until your sass challenges them and brings them out of their comfort zone. We are all developing and there will be times when my strong personality will be put in check and on hold by a strong valid opinion or thought. Right is right. I am not always right. I bend... But I won't break! Bet that! PLAY ~ I sat there and listened to my friend tell me how he perceived me and who he believes I am. Some of it was dead on, but some of it was the story he has made up about me based on his life and the experiences he has had. It's like what I learned when reading The Four Agreements PAUSE ~ GET THE BOOK and read it! It will change your life. It has changed mine! PLAY ~ Don't take things personal. The way a person views you has nothing to do with you. Their perception is based on their reality and everyone's reality is based on their experiences and history. I am not saying that you can go crazy and say to someone, "Ain't nothing wrong with me. You're just soft and you don't know how to deal with a real live chick like me!" NO! Please, that is NOT correct. You know right from wrong, but note some things that are right for you might be dead wrong for others.
After he went on telling me about me, I said, "You know what? I am me! And while I will always work to be better, I can only be me..." The truth is people are always going to have something to say. Some opinions are valid and it will be up to you to make the proper adjustments for your own development. I just want us all to make peace with who we are... The good, the bad and the ugly. We are each a work in progress. Never stop working on you, but like that quote says "Be YOU, everyone else is taken."
Still me... and you won't find another!
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