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Just be YOU. | Enlighten

It seems people will go out of their way to discredit you, down play your hard work or try to make you be what their perception of you is.

How can you fit a lifetime of experiences into a tiny box, or singular statement? Why would we want to do this to anyone? Or ourselves?

Personally, I have heard what others say about me. I have seen what they think by the look on their faces. I am sure at times, I am even guilty of this myself. Over the years I have done my best to ignore them and go on my way. To always smile, at everyone and not judge.. It is your journey not mine. and we all do things differently. I honor your soul, and your choices.

Water like words can still sink the strongest of ships, if it is allowed to get inside. I believe this holds true now more than ever. This means we choose what we allow to affect us. We choose to be offended, or we choose not to be. We have that power over our egos and over those who mean to do us harm intentionally or not.

This is something I truly have to work on daily. “Be the change that you wish to see”. Not by saying it, or writing it, or telling other people about it, but actually practicing it everyday.

I wear my heart on my sleeve and always have. I believe you should treat others the way you want to be treated.

Everyone deserves his or her best chance at life and if you are doing or saying things that hold another person back from accomplishing their goals you may need to take a step back and reevaluate yourself and your motives.

I know this is something we all need to work on. Some more than others.

My promise to you is to bring you love. I give constant love to you because I see the beauty that is you. I know that in this life, we are all special and different. That no single word or hurtful definition could EVER describe or define who you are.

I will continue work to remember this about myself because I cannot be the person I am supposed to be if I let hurtful words affect how I see myself and you shouldn’t either.

Remember to always protect from these things, these times, and these people. You have the choice to let things affect you. Always choose to be brightness in the dark.

In love and light, Uriia

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