Thursday, May 20, 2010

Enjoy what you've earned . . . .

A lot of time I wasted
wishing I could be
the opposite of everything
my mirror showed to me.
But then one day I realized
the only thing to do
was try to be a better me
and not another you.

Life is a "package deal." If today you were a bit wealthier, skinnier, smarter, or cuter than you already are, there might have been prices to pay in other areas of your life. Maybe you wouldn't be as insightful, spiritual, or compassionate as you are today. Or maybe you wouldn't laugh as much, help as much, or roll exactly the way you do now.

Get the picture? The events and circumstances, challenges and accomplishments that have shaped your life, that have left you wanting more of this and less of that, have also honed your finer senses and polished your character as nothing else could have. You are the package! Enjoy what you've earned. Bask in your radiance. And understand that your differences from others are also your advantages. It's what you're made of! But realize they helped form the magnificence that you are today. 

From the book Choose Them Wisely
by Mike Dooley

Photo via Getty Images


  1. Ahhh that's nice. I'm always giving myself a hard time for not being toned enough, or pretty as others and such silly things. It's nice to get a reality check! Thank you xx

  2. Butterfly, Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed! xo


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