I have struggled for about a month with a situation that was causing me to rethink some of the things that make me, well, ME! I was criticized and made to feel inferior simply because I do things differently, feel things differently and react to things differently. It has taken me several weeks to realize....It's okay to be different. I am the best "me" that I know how to be.
Someone's ideas and thoughts do not have to match my ideas and thoughts. Someone's anger and bitterness does not have to become my anger and bitterness.
Someone's blue mood does not have to become my blue mood. I can still smile through the sunshine or through the rain.
I don't have to become a victim of gloom and doom simply because others do.
I prefer to be someone who stands tall and faces problems head on, not someone who droops with the "woe is me" syndrome.
It's okay to get straight to the point and not circle around a situation until you worry it to death.
There is nothing wrong in deciding to swim in another direction.
We don't all have to look the same or act the same. Our thoughts do not have to mirror the thoughts of others.
We can take pride in who we are and what God has made of us. We can stand strong and tall and say gladly that "I am me. And it's okay for me to be this way." When you get right down to it, God didn't make no junk and He didn't make any of us exactly alike. And it's okay.