I stopped trying to be everyone’s favorite flavor a long time ago.
Everyone knows what they like and my spicy isn’t always a popular preference..
And that’s okay with me.
It took me a lot of years and hurt feelings to understand that I can’t please the world..
So I stopped trying.
I spent too much time trying to impress the people that didn’t matter in ways that weren’t real..
And it was exhausting.
I was never going to fit into a label, box or fake definition of something I would never be.
This is my life and no one knows the path I’ve walked,
So I stopped trying to be all the things I was never meant to be.
My happiness, my self respect and my self love are more valuable to me than any amount of approval will ever be.
They can keep their need to approve, accept and judge who I am..what they think will never change who I am.
They don’t know me and most never will.
My people- the ones who love me- they get me and I get them.
They accept and love me unconditionally for who I am..
So everyone else can find someone else to judge, because I don’t care what the world thinks of me.
I spend my time and energy being kind, loving and respectful..
But I’m also saucy, sassy and colorful..
And that’s too much for some people.
That’s their loss.
I’ll never again try to be a people pleaser because the only opinion that matters is my own.
I’ll keep being the best person I can be, with character and dignity, and that’s all I can do.
Keep working to improve me.
The world has plenty of fake people following the crowd pretending to be something they will never be for reasons that don’t matter.
They can keep that nonsense.
Maybe I’m flawed, maybe I’m a mess at times.
But at least I’ll always be true to who I am and real to the people I meet.
My heart is gold, not gold plated and my soul is deep, not shallow.
My life, my way..
Beautiful in all the ways that matter to me.
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