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

Published on November 12, 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. 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.

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