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

Published on November 19, 2016 in Picture Quotes

“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

1 Comment

  1. Purpleminion November 20, 2016 Reply

    I could have wrote this as up until afew years ago this was me
    The people pleaser
    The self critical one who believed them when they said I wasn’t good enough yet
    Then I discovered the amazing work of Louise Hay and through her found other inspiring teachers like Dr Wayne Dyer that have taught me that I am enough
    I am blessed and I now come from a loving space

    Thank you for sharing your words x?x

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