Why do we feel that we must fit in a neat little box in society? Be the norm… follow procedures from societal pressure… and be who you think you should be. NO!
Be unique. Be an individual. Make your own choices. Be a leader. Have your own thoughts. Individuality is what we all should strive for. Make yourself the person you want to be. Be the person that you want to see in this world making a difference.
Own who you really are.
I was reminded tonight of the pressure that we put on ourselves if we make different choices to others. My friend in her forties felt that she was dragging the chain in the relationship department and family scene. There is no right or wrong in when we choose to settle down, to start a family, to choose a career.
Each of us are different, we have different experiences and opportunities. That is what makes us all interesting. It would be boring if we were all the same. Imagine that… we would have nothing to talk about. Nothing to share. Our perceived imperfections would not be of value.
It is our own mindest that limits our choices and allows us to become our own burden at times. So many of us at some point in our lives, probably many times… feel that we can’t cut it… or we don’t fit in. We need to give ourselves a break and appreciate the special things that are individual to us all.
We must make our own choices that feel right for us. And enjoy life. Seeing yourself through the eyes of your loved one… is a good place to start. That love exists for a reason. The love of a mother or father. The love of a partner or friend. See yourself and your fine qualities through their eyes.
Treat yourself like you would treat your best friend. Love and appreciate why you are different. It is those differences that make you special and will help choose your path in life. Remember there is no right or wrong when or how we do things… if we just be kind to ourselves and respect those around us.
Take care, Karen.
“EMBRACE YOUR INDVIDUALITY.
Love what you love without worrying about judgement.”
~ Author Unknown
Have you ever wondered why do certain people come into our lives? I believe everything happens for a reason and we are meant to meet some people to make a difference not only in our world but the bigger community as well. One person can lift your spirits and give you hope and bring a smile.
Some people have the ability to boost a person up so effortlessly, their confidence and hope of things to come. I love people like this in my life and I also get self-satisfaction from being able to make someone else feel good momentarily. Our words and actions may not make a big difference in this world, but it can mean the world to just that one person. It can lift the spirits of that person, encourage them to take that step, give them confidence to have a go and feel proud of their efforts.
With the stress of farming at the moment, the extra workload of feeding stock and the financial pressure, the need to lift spirits is more prominent. The support of the Australian people and through the charities, we have all witnessed the uplifting this generosity has endowed. Thank you does not reflect the overall feeling and the intensity that this kindness bears upon farmers. As a farmer had been donated 10 bales of hay or a load of tank water or a bag of groceries …the emotions within are erupting. It may be considered a band-aid solution and it will not pay that farmers bills or feed their stock for long. But more importantly, it shows that others do care about farmers, care about their wellbeing and care about the future of Australian produce.
It doesn’t matter what line of work we are in or what walk of life we are from, everyone needs a helping hand at some point in their life. It might only be a smile we give a stranger at the grocery store or an acknowledgement of their existence… it can make a big difference. Everyone is going through something… life is not perfect. We just need to boost each other up, instead of tearing each other down. It is a win/win situation for all.
If we can all just help one person feel a sense of satisfaction or wellbeing, it will not only improve their life but also have a domino effect. Be the reason that someone smiles today. Make a difference!
Take care, Karen
“Hope gives us courage to do those things that we don’t believe we are capable of”
~ Noelle Pikus-Pace