“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” … Oscar Wilde
Has anyone taken a good look at the advertising world lately? I mean … really!??! If I listened to and believed the ads in the magazines and on the T.V. I would have to come to the conclusion that I am woefully overweight ~because I don’t look like a toothpick … am horribly out-of-shape ~because I don’t belong to Fitness ‘R Us … live a few miles North of Slumming-ville and a few degrees South of Barely-Making-It ~because I don’t have granite counter tops. I think that someone’s grasp of reality is seriously skewed.
For years I chased after all kinds of ideas about how I “Should” be … most of which were dictated by someone else’s opinions … and very few of which were of any vital importance to me. I kept thinking that if I walked like … talked like … looked like … or acted like someone else that I would somehow become O.K. Too bad it took me so long to realize that I’m actually O.K. just the way I am.
O.K., O.K … I know that Perky Polly can be a little boisterous sometimes. And yes … I have heard that Sunshine Sue’s constant positive outlook gives some people cavities. And, I have to admit that people with limited energy have compared me to the Energizer Bunny … and they weren’t all smiling when they said that. But you know what? All of those things are alright with me because they’re all a part of the great, big, intricate, complicated and unique jigsaw puzzle called Me … and at least I am not boring!
I’m now contenting myself with simply being the best me that I can possibly be … as Oscar Wilde said: “Everyone else is already taken”. Capital “L” Life and I can often be found sitting under one of Its Big, Celestial Oak trees and having long conversations on this very subject. Miss Perky is almost always zooming around the park … kite in hand … Angels and Sparky the Sound-Hound racing along at her heels … laughing uproariously. Life always gets a big, silly grin on Its face at her antics and then … with a big hug, a smile and a kiss on the cheek … It sets me on my feet … hands me my own kite and sends me on my way. I think that this is my cue to Cut loose … Be Joyful … Have fun … and most of all … Be true to my own Heart.
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone