Be Together, Not the Same

Ok, so its not my saying, I just saw it on a commercial… one of the cell phone companies… but it was cute and relevant. A rock, a piece of paper, and a pair of scissors… the paper is being bullied by scissors until a pair of scissors befriends him then they come upon more paper bullying a rock of whom the scissors is afraid of and the paper befriends the rock… the three of them go off down the street together…. even though they aren’t the same.

Just brings to mind this idea of accepting each other as we are. We each have our own strengths and talents that we bring to the table. Which is a good thing. I mean, if we all had the same talents and abilities… well… it would be boring, but it also wouldn’t make much sense.

I mean, I came here to work on different things than other people, so how could it possibly look the same. Even if I am working on a similar thing, my experiences are going to be different, so its still going to look different.

Why can’t more people accept that we are supposed to be different and appreciate each other for what we are and what we do? I have spent my life feeling like I am not acceptable for being or looking or feeling the way that I am… whatever that might be at any given moment. There is always someone out there ready, willing, and able to tell me how I am supposed to be, what is right… As if they know what is better for me than I do. As if there is only one way to do … anything.

It is possible to acknowledge and celebrate the differences between us. Even if I do not want to spend time with someone because of our differences, does not mean that I can not appreciate someone else’s journey.

Tonight Being My True Self means recognizing and celebrating my own uniqueness… owning my own special ¬†talents and gifts for what they are… what makes me, Me! Thank you for Being You and sharing this time and space with Me!

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Danielle

I am on a journey .... By title I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have been called friend, girlfriend, wife, mom... among other labels. But I am a loving, caring being that lives through these labels and titles to help and heal others while I am here.

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