To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on May 8, 2016 in Picture Quotes
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“Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering, and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am, but because I exist, and therefore I matter. My thoughts matter. My feelings matter. My voice matters. And with or without anyone’s permission or approval, I will continue to be who I am and speak my truth. Even if it makes people angry. Even if it makes them uncomfortable. Even if they choose to leave. I refuse to shrink. I choose to take up space. I choose honor my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose me”
~Daniel Keopke

6 Comments

  1. Pearl Lederman May 8, 2016 Reply

    i dont think anyone should feel like theyre a burden

  2. Lois May 8, 2016 Reply

    My so called twin flame it gave me quite a rush to tell him he is a first class ass. This is the beginning of detoxing myself from his ego. Which is just a frightened man existing on my energy. Being a empath and a healer I let him survive on my energy now he is on his own energy. I still send good wishes which can will confuse his ego.
    Thank you spirit for your help.

  3. Barbara Becraft May 9, 2016 Reply

    That was so GREAT, and so me too!! Thank you for writing it so I know I am not the only one that thinks that way…..I turned 61yo yesterday….I am done trying to please everyone else…It is time to please me ! I do matter and it has been a long time to convince myself of that. Barbara

  4. Allie May 9, 2016 Reply

    Left a word out. Should say…I choose TO honor my feelings.

  5. Mou May 26, 2016 Reply

    IA M STRONGLY AGREE, 100%,I CHOOSE TO HONOR MY FEELINGS!
    THANKS FOR AWESOME QUOTE!

  6. Jameel Ahmed May 27, 2016 Reply

    Absolutely educative

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