This quote was sent to me by a dear friend to uplift me in this time of grieving the recent passing of my beloved Mom, Miss Rose, Rosebud and my ugly cries (ugly cries water the garden she said)- and then added this poignant and profound piece of inspiration:
“Rose bushes that have been removed from the garden can regrow from the roots left behind.”
Never be pressured into doing what doesn’t serve you, never be afraid to say ‘No’ – to people, places and things. It’s true that the flip side may be ‘do what you need to do before you can do what you want to do’ – that said it’s always OK to say No and find another way that is closer to your purpose, livelihood and well being. Remember you are the architect of your own life and God, the universal higher power will conspire with you to take care of the rest.
Every bit of this! People judging you saying what you should and shouldn’t be doing..as if your boundaries, goals, joys — should be based in them – when they are not you! We are not here to live other people’s lives and no one has to understand anyone’s journey but their own. Carry on.
Everyday – Be You.. aspire toward a better version, that way you won’t get stuck and you won’t compare yourself to anyone – YOU are your only measuring stick – in being YOU.
Someone admonished me the other day on one of my social media pages – “Get your teeth fixed, you have the money.” It was not only rude (some say things and troll public figures as if we are not human beings) but I found it an example of how others judge what others might be comfortable with. I actually embrace my bottom teeth being crooked – there is beauty in imperfection to me. When I was in People Magazine 50 Most Beautiful I mentioned those very crooked teeth which have not impeded my music career or success in any way .. and if so as this person said .. if I’m judged on something as superficial as a few crooked bottom teeth – I’m still fine with me and who I am beyond my looks. We should all learn to love ourselves and yes if you want to fix something, do it not to conform to what society thinks or others- do it because you want to, or not.