Today I am thankful that I have reached the age and stage of life where I am not much concerned about what other people think of me. Ultimately I only have to answer to myself and my Creator for my thoughts and conduct. I try to do the right thing; somedays I am more successful at that than others, but I keep trying.
I know the intentions of my heart. If other people can’t see it or disagree with me, that’s their issue, not mine. I spent way too many years trying to please everyone but me, and nearly lost my own identity in the process.
I have always been one to speak my mind, if you ask my opinion you’ll get it! I am a “what you see is what you get” person without pretense. Outward image isn’t important to me, be it mine or yours. What is important is what’s on the inside, what I value. I don’t care if my beliefs or opinions differ from the masses… sometimes the m is silent when it comes to them. 😊
I am perhaps a little different than most people you know, some would say I’m downright weird. I’m ok with that. Maybe it’s an Aquarian thing. I’ve tried to be and act “normal” like everyone else, and it made me miserable. I am content to be who I am… imperfectly perfect, hangups and all.
I will never be young again, or thin, or beautiful by conventional standards, but I am not going to try to disguise that, or hide myself away. I embrace my age and I am confortable in my own skin. I’ve earned every gray hair (and so has my guardian angel).
I am working hard to overcome a lifetime of social anxieties, and there is no one I see as better than me, or worse. We all have our unique gifts and challenges, and I can say without hesitation that there is no one I wouldn’t welcome having a conversation with. We each have a story to tell, and if we share them we can learn from each other.