You're weird and I'm weird and he's weird and she's weird. We're all weird! And we're each weird in different ways... but that's not what makes us weird. That's what makes us awesome. Really awesome.
Don't be a part of the crowd. Don't even want to be a part of the crowd. The crowd is defined by conformity and sameness and a religion that there is power in numbers. Even if what they're powering is dead wrong.
Don't change who you are to be part of it. Don't cover your awesome. Don't tweak it to fit in. And, for heavens sake, don't change it.
You are awesome and amazing in all your quirks and differences and passions and hopes and dreams. I want to see those. I want to know them and love them. And I want to be proud of my own just as much as I'm preaching at you to be proud of yours. I change mine, too. I change them and cover them and try to erase them-- all the time. And then wonder why I find myself unhappy.
We are amazing. It's time to let ourselves be just that.
"Be Different" Series
Friday............ The Desire to Fit In
Sunday.......... Like What You Like
Monday........ What's So Great About Normal?
Tuesday........ Making a Difference
Wednesday... Be Amazing!