“How can anyone ever love you for who you are,
if you become someone else to be with them?”
–Stephen C. Paul,
Author of: Illuminations: Visions for Change, Growth and Self-Acceptance
It seems like there are a lot of fakes out there, people who don’t think they’re good enough as they are. I like this book because it confronts that issue and encourages us to be ourselves.
I had to learn that it’s alright to be Debb. (I’m the only one that can be her, so why not accept it, right?) In fact, it’s the only way I can be. When I tried to be something other people wanted me to be, it never worked out well. I always felt invisible and like I didn’t matter. Actually, when people didn’t like me, they weren’t liking the impostor I had become. Debb was invisible because she was portraying some other person.
So, I accepted that I am silly at times and sing a lot and am a morning person who bothers people with her cheerfulness when it’s too early. Now I celebrate that I have a very good memory and remember phone numbers and birthdays of people from my childhood. (Weird, huh?)
Are there things about yourself that you don’t like? Well, I encourage you today to “seize the day” and know that you are loveable just the way you are. After all, “God doesn’t make junk”!!