Posts Tagged ‘Be Yourself’

Love is a gift that must be given of free will.  It cannot be taken, bought, or negotiated for.  You’ll know when the gift is yours to keep when you have to do nothing to earn it but be yourself.
    —    Miss Floetry
[Found at one the sites I follow:   Mona Lisa’s Words To Make You Smile And Think    http://missfloetry.wordpress.com/
The specific link to this post is:   http://missfloetry.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/the-free-gift/  well worth a visit.    —    kmab]
On This Day In:
2016 Still Loud
2015 Surprise! No Evidence
2014 Real Ideals
2013 A Happiness Weapon
2012 An Eagle Has Departed
And In My Prayers
2011 Welcome Doubt
2010 Talk, Talk, Talk…
Every Day At Least
Democratic Suicide
Pleasurable Reading
Loose Joy
Do, Er, Write – Whatever
This Glorious Company
Relax With A Good Book
Neither Vice Nor Weakness
That’s Rich!
Man Will Prevail!!!
Frankly Speaking to Arizona
Brother By Another Mother

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To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.
When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower.
If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life.
True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.
     –    Thich Nhat Hanh
[This quote is from one of the blogs I follow.  The site address is:  http://lijiun.wordpress.com/
The original post is:  http://lijiun.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/candle-light-procession/
It reminds me of the song “The Greatest Love Of All” – the lyrics are posted on my Poems page.  Some of us are fortunate enough to be physically “beautiful”.  Most of us just settle for being “normal” looking.  Our beauty has to come from within.
In the end, it is the greater beauty because it grows stronger and brighter with each passing smile (and day).  Love and accept yourself first (not only).
Then, even a life spent alone is a life spent in love.    —    kmab]
On This Day In:
2012 Transitional Choice To Ride The Wave
2011 Freedom Isn’t Always Perfect
Just That Simple

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