Disappointing the right people

“Know that whatever you do, you will disappoint someone. That’s okay. Just don’t disappoint yourself.” ~Michelle Marks

Disappointing other people is hard and uncomfortable for most of us, but the reality is that no matter how we contort ourselves to fit other people’s expectations, there will always be someone who is disappointed. It’s much healthier to make sure you stay true to yourself. Disappointing yourself is harder to live with in the long run than disappointing someone else.

 

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Blossoming into yourself

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” -Jim Carrey

We can spend so much time and effort worrying about what other people might think of the people we are becoming that we inhibit our own blossoming. Most of us could learn something from the flowers around us who blossom without worry into their beautiful selves.

 

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Be your strange self

Be your strange self

There’s no joy like the joy of being your strange self and finding that there are people who love you for it.” ~Boze Herrington

All of us have things about ourselves that we feel like separate us from the norm. No matter what that “strangeness” about yourself may be, there are people out there who will love you for it. If you haven’t found them yet, it doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. Keep searching for your people. They are out there!

 

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Who we become

Who we become

“Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.” ~Barbara Geraci

While it can be helpful to be aware of how our past may have influenced us, we do ourselves a disservice when we allow those circumstances to limit us. We alone are responsible for the people we become, and it is up to us to choose who that will be. Change is always possible.

 

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