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; nothing 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 you 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..
Ellen Bailey ©
God wants me to be myself
For He created me this way,
And since God made me who I am,
Myself I’m quite content to stay.
In His eyes I’m good enough –
It matters not what others say;
I need not act as if I’m tough
Or copy other's ways.
God doesn’t care if I’m not cool –
If I’m not stronger; thinner;
In His hands I am a tool
To reach out to a sinner.
Though I am still young and small
In Jesus Christ I’m strong and tall;
So when people look at me
May it be God’s own Son they see.
Belinda van Rensburg ©
The Treasures In You
There are treasures in life, but owners are few
Of money and power to buy things brand new
Yet you can be wealthy and feel regal too,
If you will just look for the treasures in you.
These treasures in life are not hard to find
When you look in your heart, your soul, and your mind.
For when you are willing to share what's within,
Your fervent search for riches will end.
The joy and the laughter, the smile that you bring;
The heart unafraid to love and to sing;
The hand always willing to help those in need;
Ones quick to reach out, to labor and feed.
So thank you for sharing these great gifts inside;
The caring, the cheering, the hug when one cried.
Thanks for the energy, encouragement too,
And thank you for sharing the treasures in you.
When You Can
When you can turn from life's temptations
choosing the right from wrong
When you can dream high expectations
and not just simply go along
When you can respect the advice of others
yet make decisions for yourself
When you can cheer as others pass you
and put disappointment on the shelf
When you can smile at the impossible
and try even harder still
By ignoring those who say "YOU CAN'T"
buckle down and say "I WILL"
When you can seek your goals determined
to do your best each day
And yet unselfishly be willing
to help all others along the way
When you can look up to God each morning
trusting him to see you through
Then you have attained that place in life
when others will look up to you
Brenda Lee Gaddy ©
Dare to be Different
"Dare to be different; life is so full
Of people who follow the same push-and-pull,
Poor, plodding people who, other than name,
Try to pretend they’re exactly the same.
God made us different; there never will be
A replica soul made of you or me.
The charm—the glory of all creation
rests on this very deviation.
Your charm—your own glory, too,
Lies in being uniquely you—
Lies in being true to your best,
That part of you different from all the rest."
Helen Lourie Marshall ©