I was just thinking… and instead of writing a 140-character tweet or posting something on facebook for my 800 friends to see (haha 800)… I wanted to share this with the whole world.. or the 3 people who might read it.
Disclaimer: (there’s a personal story at the end-yikes).
YOU ALL HAVE WORTH.
It does not matter what color, gender, size you are or what job you hold – YOU matter. And just because you don’t look like someone who walked out of a magazine doesn’t mean that you should feel any less inferior.
I’d hate for you to judge other people by these physical features (or any other matters) too. Or because someone is “weird”. Weird is COOL. I’m pretty cool BECAUSE I’m super weird. I bolded that sentence. Does that make it any more impactual? I want to invent the word – impactual. I think it makes sense here.
Never try to fit in with the rest of the crowd. Be yourself. Because you’re beautiful the way you are.
Do not let one person control how you view your life. Lots of people have told me lots of stupid things about the way I look or what I like. And for a large portion of my life, I believed all of those lies. Looking back, that’s just dumb I even considered believing them.
Remember people will try to bring you down if they feel bad about themselves. Misery loves company. Try to surround yourself with positive people, where you can build one another up. And don’t be afraid to walk away from someone who is just downright negative (I didn’t say walk away while swearing and yelling though). Also, don’t believe what they tell you. Now if you have toilet paper hanging out the back of your skirt, then, yes, you should probably believe them and remove it.
There is no limit to what you can achieve. Educate yourself as much as you can and be open-minded to different cultures and ideas. These people have feelings and dreams too.
Work hard. Give 120% in all that you do. One day it will pay off. It might not pay off where you want it to, but it will.
There once was a girl who thought she had everything. Great job right out of college, great life.
One day she was let go from her job; finding it hard to locate work.
Happened to have a friend who needed a receptionist.
Accepted receptionist position and worked hours when needed….but still feeling low about life.
One day an old man walked into this place, didn’t talk to anyone. Walked in the back door and then to where she was seated. Said, “Why aren’t you in school?” She replied, “I graduated.”
His retort, “Why didn’t you go to college?” She looked young apparently, but she replied nicely, “I did.”
He said, “What was your degree?” She sighed a little, “Graphic design.” He was fiesty, “So what are you doing here?”
She let out another sigh of wow, “I don’t know..maybe I want to change careers.” He walked up to her, looked her in the eyes, and touched her shoulder and said, “God won’t let your talents go to waste.” And walked out.
That day changed my life actually, yeah, duh the story was about me- and it actually happened. I went home and made one of the biggest/better decisions of my life…all due to that one little phrase that a stranger said to me. A stranger.
Do you want to be that person who changes someone’s life for the better?
Well, if you answered no to the above question – you suck.
Now if you need help with finding clothes for an interview (or other function), practicing for an interview, tweaking/designing your resume or you just need a boost in life – give me a shout. I am always willing to help! I will go shopping with you to pick out clothes that will make you feel like a million bucks and we can have San Pelligrinos at one of my favorite restaurants.
In conclusion, BE nice. BE weird.
You may be the difference someone needed.