Two important words that everyone should respect. Many of us have experienced times in our life when others have tried to change us to  fit into a specific mold.

Have you gone through a transformation of trying to be someone you are not, just to please others? At the same time have you notice how difficult it is to try and become someone you are not?

Trying to be what others want you to be will cause you to lose yourself. You are not perfect, none of us are, but that doesn't mean you can't be yourself. It doesn't mean you have to be a fake.

 If people don't like what they see, then they can just walk away. Your true friends will love you for who you are, not who they want you to be.

Somewhere in your life you MUST take root and stand strong, be who you are and not what someone else wants you to be.  Love yourself!!

You are a strong person, but every once in awhile you might want someone to take your hand and tell you that everything's going to be alright. That is OK, doesn't make you a weak person, it makes you human.

If people except you for the way you are that's good, if they don't it's their loss. Don't apologize for who you are.

The best feeling in the world is knowing your presence and absents means something to someone.

"I'd rather be hated for who I AM, than loved for who I AM not." author Jory Hancock