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

Published on March 14, 2015 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day

“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. Th ofeverything March 14, 2015 Reply
  2. Brenda Black March 14, 2015 Reply

    Thanks so very much.I needed this quote.Has helped me decide on something.I may be right ,I may be wrong.Only my Created and my Jesus knows.

  3. Peggy Barnett March 16, 2015 Reply

    I needed that years ago thank You this is one i will keep,

  4. Sanju March 18, 2015 Reply

    yes I choose me and I know that its good decision

  5. Angel Reyes April 17, 2015 Reply

    I couldn’t said it better myself . So true.

  6. Alice W May 24, 2015 Reply

    I need to hear that, so many people around to think less of other people and highly of them self. I chose me now and forever.

  7. Renard Moreau May 25, 2015 Reply

    [ Smiles ] Quite a valuable lesson learned!

  8. ARLENE G. BANUELOS October 25, 2017 Reply

    I choose You and Me..

    My feelings matter.

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