I was woken up by the sound of rain on my roof this morning. Having not heard the glorious sound in a while, it was hard to fall asleep again. Needless to say, I made myself coffee and started writing…
When I was younger and not as confident as I am today, I was no good at being the real me. I was too busy trying to live up to other people’s expectations of me. I blend in perfectly.
I was too afraid of being judged by society for doing what I believed in, instead I did what they believed in. Or what others expected me to do. I’m sure a lot of you can relate to this.
Reflecting back, I realize that I did this mostly because I didn’t know who I am. Back then you would not find me standing in front of a group of people talking, not to mention talking on a radio or dancing on a stage! I didn’t know who I am, what I am capable of.
I am blessed that I was never physically bullied. But I emotionally bullied myself by trying to conform to what the world wants me to be. There are stereo types for all walks of life and because we think we don’t have the time to search and find ourselves, we just conform to them, even when we are older and suppose to be wiser. We would rather fit into that box than be different.
No one in the world has the same thumb print like yours. That makes you totally unique! Just stop reading for a moment and take a look at your thumb……. those lines and indents are different for each person in the whole world… all 7.6 billion of us. HOW AMAZING IS THAT! You.Are.Unique. Besides your thumb, what about you makes you stand out?
Besides my thumb, what stands out about me, is my smile. I always smile. Why? Because I know who I am. I know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am me. And that joy of knowing who I am overflows in each day.
Find yourself. Ask questions. Ask your family and friends what they think makes you unique. And then relax in the fact that that is who you are. Then start to live it.
I have learned that once I knew who I was and I starting living as myself, my fitness became my own. I had my own goals, my own ideals, and I measure myself to them, not to others.
It’s when we start to really see ourselves, our perspective of what we can accomplish, changes. We want to give ourselves the best, we want to be fitter and healthier, but to our own ability.
Did you know that? YOU ARE AMAZING! And not because of how you look, but who you are.
Being YOURSELF = being FIT = being AMAZING = doing far more than you could ever imagine.
The key word still remains:
BE: to exist; to live; to have breathe; to occur; to happen; to materialize; to arise. It means you can’t just sit back and do nothing. It’s a verb, it needs some action!
So get up and go BE! Go BE yourself, go BE fit and go BE amazing!
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