Sunday, 28 February 2016

BEING YOURSELF



To be yourself is to recognize that you are unique in many ways.

It means that you recognize that no two people have the same DNA even if they were twins.

 

It means that you are different in many ways from other people and therefore need to model your life accordingly.

I determined many years ago, that I will not live other people’s lives.

I also determined to be truthful and not run down other people in the choices they make.

I also determined that I will not run myself down or regard myself as a failure simply because I cannot do what other people are capable of doing.

There is an example I share with young people. Every one of us is different from the other.

I took my 2 teenage daughters and 3 of their friends to Ghana. I gave them the same amount of money. One used her money to buy a dress and shoes. Another used her money to buy a lot of sweets and chocolates. Another used her money to buy a lot of snacks. Everyone used their money in the way that made them happy. I also noticed something; none envied the other for buying what they liked.

Being you is one of my secrets of being joyful. It is important that you understand who you are and love yourself. This is regardless of whether the people near you are PRETENDING to be what they are not.

YOU ARE DIFFERENT. YOU ARE UNIQUE. YOU ARE SPECIAL. NEVER FORGET THAT FOR A MOMENT.

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF UNIQUE? HOW?

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