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

Published on November 12, 2015 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day
3
22

“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

3 Comments

  1. renee November 12, 2015 Reply

    Thank You

  2. N C PARHI November 12, 2015 Reply

    You are unique Give priority to your self ,your needs,your hopes and aspirations choose yourself Then only you will find a better you .a more fulfilling life

  3. Johanna November 13, 2015 Reply

    I have never been that kind if person and yet my soul would vomit out jealousy of all those who could. In my world I’m always know ” oh oh, here comes Johanna, she has the itch to stir the pot again ” no matter how gentle I am with it. So NOW in my life, I’m actually trying to be that person, to a degree, in which everyone calls a lady.

Add comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Copyright 2017 All of the posters created for this website are copyright of Lessons Learned in Life | webdesign by wocado