I was just chatting with a friend of mine on Facebook. She is such a nice person. She was trying to explain as so many of my friends have been all day that I need to continue to remain true to myself.
Have you ever tried changing for someone? Maybe your parents, or a boyfriend, or a teacher or boss? Did it work? I have tried but I end up being a failure because I didn’t remain who God had made.
There are so many opinions in the world and we definitely are all blessed to be able to think and voice them. I used to always try to please my parents, friends and husband. It was important to me with the shaky childhood I had as a toddler.
It didn’t work. I knew my parents loved me but I needed to hear it, and this never happened. Sometimes we need to be told or recognized in some verbal way. Not all of us are like that. Some don’t care what others think about them.
Then there are others who are extra sensitive to words, and I guess, no I believe I fall in that category. So reading all the positive comments today helped me so much. I made a promise to myself this morning to not let all things I hear, to take them personally. It will be a hard task but I will save myself a lot of pain.
At the end of my conversation with Mary Grace M. Salomes she asked me if I had ever read the story of the donkey. I said I had not. She told me to google it and read it, so I did. See how obedient I am? LOL
This is the story I found and I can see why Mary thought I should read it. It fit me to a T. Here is the story.
Thank you Mary for teaching me by showing me.
|Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.
|The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey|
Love that video! I’m gonna’ show it to my kids.
Goes to show that you can never please everyone.
exactly and you have been trying to teach me this too. I get it totally now. All I have to do now is harden my heart a little. hugs my friend. Glad you liked it well enough to show your kids
This is good Terry! Who said To Thine Self Be True? I’ll have to look it up…
Thanks Mother Hen, it did me a lot of good to see the video
When I was younger it was important for me to fit in and i was whatever they wanted me to be to fit in and although I did fit in, I was always empty and out of place inside.
It took having kids and getting older to show me the only one I needed to accept who I am is me.
Self acceptance was the hardest thing I ever had to learn and that I was good enough being exactly who I was.
Hugs to you and this is an excellent point for us all to learn we just need to be us and not anyone else.
That is what I used to do to some people, especially guys but I was never content because I was trying to be someone I wasn’t. Self acceptance is very hard. The media makes it even harder. Thanks for a great comment Sun
Great story and great wisdom from it!
Thanks dear friend!!! I thought it was a great fable!
Lovely 🙂 Big Hugs 🙂