Monday, February 15, 2010

Optimistic Mondays – Be Yourself

It's Monday, and I'm running low on creativity (and time), so this post will be short. I recently read a quote that my grandma posted on facebook, and it really it me hard.

"Be a first rate version of yourself,
not a second rate version of someone else."
- Judy Garland

They are words I need to remember everyday. It's hard not to want what others have. It can range from anything as simple as wanting someone else's hair style, to wishing for their life. I look at other more established writers, and it's hard not to want to be in their shoes. But I also know that I need to make the journey myself, so I can appreciate it when I get there.

Heavenly Father did not make us the way we are by accident. We are all His creations, each one made with care and love. When we put ourselves down, we are putting our Creator down.

We all need to stand up and be proud of who we are. There may always be room for improvement, but don't ever forget who the real you is.

Happy Monday!


Andrea :) said...

Thanks for the reminder. On my kitchen cabinet are some stickers that spell out "BE YOU"
I don't remember how it came to be there, it just kind of happened, but every time I look at it I am reminded that there is only one me, and to just be myself. I like to be unique.
Andrea :)

Kimberly Job said...

Great post. I'm writing an article about this topic. Can I quote you?

Anonymous said...

Yes Kimberly, I'd be happy to have you quote me. It must be a first for me. :) Good luck with your article. Let me know when I can read it.

{wendy} said...

Thanks for posting this! :)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

What a fantastic reminder! And I love what you said about knowing the hard work so you can appreciate it when it happens for you. I think that is so true about everything. Like I'm applying for jobs right now and I sorta wish someone would just hand me one. But it's been a humbling experience and I now know a lot more about what it takes to work at places I used to think were 'easy shoe in's'. Anyway sorry for the ramble. Thanks for the great post!