Monday, April 07, 2008

Be Yourself

Why would you want to be someone else
When you could be better by being yourself
Why pretend to be someone you are not
When you have something they haven't got

Cheating yourself of the life you have to live
Deprives others of that only which you can give
You have much more to offer by being just you
Than walking around in someone else's shoes

Trying to live the life of another is a mistake
It is a masquerade; no more than a fake
Be yourself and let your qualities show through
Others will love you more for being just you

Remember that God loves just as you are
To Him you are already a bright shining star
Family and friends will love you more too
If you spent time practicing just being you

(Author: Ellen Bailey)

14 comments:

floots said...

very sound advice
if more people would follow it then perhaps the mindless cuult of celebrity for its own sake would cease
have a good week

floots said...

ooops - forgive the typo :)

Janice Thomson said...

Good point Samrina- we are all made different so why try to be something you are not.

samrina said...

Hi Floots,

Yeah its a beautiful poetry with an insight..

You too have a great time :)

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Hi Janice,

Agreed... one shouldn't loose his/her originality..

Take care

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Noushy Syah said...

It's better to be hated for what you are,than loved for what you are not!

Nice poem!

TC sis.

drips of paint said...

Agree wholeheartedly ...

hmmmmm .. but who am I ???... got confused again & often

have fun:))

samrina said...

Hi Noushy,

Very well said dear sista :)

God bless you!

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Hi Tim,

Well Tim you're great painter and a very sweet person as far as i know you.. but yeah i can understand sometimes such questions confuse me too so dnt worry its quite normal.. :)

You too have a great time:)

Take care

Stacey said...

Hi Samrina,
We should all be ourselves, and not try to fit in with everyone else, as those who honestly care for us will accept us for who and what we are.
Very good words Samrina! :-)

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

assertive and inspiring :-)

Cheer!

Cergie said...

Hi Samrina !

A wise post, thank you.

Maybe will you like this sentence which often helps me :

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life"... (Steve Jobs)

Cheers !

samrina said...

Hi Stacey,

Very people who truly love us accept us with all our good n bad habits..

Thanks for coming by dear :)

Take care

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Hi Raaji,

Yeah it is such an inspiring poetry... glad you liked it :)

God bless you!

samrina said...

Hi Cergie,

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life".. such wise words..

Thanks dear for sharing them here :)

Take care