My daughter is only three-years-old but she teaches me so much. I thought it would be neat to share a weekly lesson with you guys.
Lesson In Motherhood: Be Yourself Everywhere You Go
My daughter is a happy person. She can also be outgoing depending on her mood at the time. Sometimes, her cheerfulness isn’t welcomed by outsiders.
On Valentine’s Day, we dropped by Family Dollar. While we were there she said Happy Valentine’s Day to different people as she came in contact with them. We were turning a corner and she said Happy Valentine’s Day to a lady. The lady looked at her and turned away. My daughter looked at me and said, “Well that wasn’t very nice, was it, mommy?” Then she continued on as if the lady never rejected her greeting.
That small encounter taught me to be myself everywhere that I go. I personally am shy around other people. I greet people at work all the time because it is my job but naturally I don’t do that. I definitely don’t deal with rejection as smoothly as my daughter does. I mean she obviously hasn’t experienced great rejection before, so it doesn’t phase her, but you get my point.
The lesson is to live in whatever way is comfortable to me. I shouldn’t walk around wondering what this person will think if I do this or that. If I want to do something and it won’t hurt anyone, then why not? Who cares what other people think?
If I feel like singing it shouldn’t matter if you like my voice.
If I feel like dancing it shouldn’t matter if you like my dance moves.
If I like my hairstyle it shouldn’t matter if you like my hairstyle.
Be me at all times!
I only get one life and I should enjoy it. I am not out to hurt anyone. I am not looking to partake in illegal activities. So, there is nothing wrong with feeling comfortable in my own skin.
If you are like me and have a natural incline to think about others thoughts of you, let me encourage you not to. Don’t take yourself too seriously! If you aren’t out to hurt anyone and you aren’t breaking any laws, then be yourself right where you are at all times.