Be true to you

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I contemplate some of the relationships I come in contact with, I can’t help but remember a particular scene in the movie, Runaway Bride.  In case you aren’t familiar with the movie, it tells the story of a young woman who leaves a string of fiancés at the altar.  She fears being herself so she becomes what she thinks they want her to be, which leaves her unhappy and unsure of the relationship.

When she begins to realize the problem, she goes into a café and tries eggs every style.  She has always eaten them however her current “love” eats them, instead of deciding how she likes them best. Eggs benedict wins out as her favorite.  That scene could teach.

Since one reason I began blogging is to share life experiences, I have to admit that this is one all too familiar to me, as I struggled with this in my younger years.  I see many young women, morphing themselves into whatever they THINK their current man wants them to be, instead of being themselves.  I was never truly happy until I learned to be myself, whether it “fit” with someone else or not.

If only we could syphon some of our hard-earned experience into their brains, but alas, this isn’t the way we learn.  Unfortunately, for the most part, our younger generation has to learn these things for themselves.  I know I did.

Day 250

Comments

  1. I love this Lisa, I think this might help a friend of mine…she needed this today. xoxo

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