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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; 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 ©

Good Enough

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.

by Anonymous

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 ©

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