To take the time to listen to people..really listen and understand. To smile back at the stranger on the elevator instead of thinking you should have two floors too late. To laugh as loudly as you want without caring if you sound 'unlady-like' (whatever that means). To be a firm leader yet still show empathy and compassion for your people. To stop worrying about where you come from or what you've done and instead embrace who you've become because of these things. To act on kind impulses instead of letting them pass with no follow through. To talk about your dreams and passions without being embarrassed by the reaction you may face. To simply realize that you are you, there is no one else in this world that is. That you are doing yourself a disservice trying to act like everyone else. How boring the world would be if we were all the same.
Won't you join me; in this journey we call life? Join me as your true and authentic self. After all, if we were all the same, I would only need but one friend, and if you were the same as me; I wouldn't need any at all.
And that my friends, is a sad sad thought.
|Being Different is Beautiful|