Thursday, September 5, 2013

be you

Day 3: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.



My family has always done a great job of making sure my brother and I were secure being ourselves. I have never struggled over whether or not I am loved. Sure, I like to please people and I want people to like me, but honestly I have never really struggled with what people think about me. I am comfortable being myself. I don't change for anyone. I am the same person no matter who I am around or what I am doing. I'm not afraid to be different. I don't have a ton of self-confidence or think I am perfect..FAR from it actually..I just know that I am not going to let anyone change me. I am who I am. My dad has always told me that other people's opinions of me are none of my business. Who cares what other people think. Be you. Do what you want to do and live your life in a way that makes YOU happy. As long as you are living and good and pleasing life to God nothing else really matters. That advice from my dad has completely shaped the way I live and has helped me to realize that it's okay to be crazy and weird and different. I know that I was made in the image of my creator and nothing in the world is more pleasing to Him than when I follow His will for my life and thank Him for everything I am. Flaws and all.. He made me. And my job is to honor and protect what He made. So I will be crazy.. I will be weird.. I will be ME. And I won't let anyone else's opinions of me change that.



4 comments:

  1. "The me I see is the me i'll be." A lady spoke this years ago, when I was in HS, at a Ladies Tea my church had and it has stuck with me ever since.

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  2. Perfect advice Jamie! I'm one of those people who wants everyone to like me BUT I get over it if someone doesn't. One of my strengths is "woo" and I usually am pretty good at winning people over, but its not something I have to go out of my way to do. It's just natural. Great advice, especially for the blogging community. Have a great Thursday- its almost Friday... Don't bore those kiddos too much :-)

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  3. love this! You stay YOU, girl!

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  4. Such great advice! So often people get caught in the moment of trying to be like others to make everyone happy and lose sight of who they really are. God made us with a purpose, even if it is to be crazy and weird. :)

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