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

Published on June 4, 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. ~Daniell Keopke.


  1. Mama June 4, 2015 Reply

    I love this.!!!! So me

  2. barara bohn June 4, 2015 Reply

    Loving life to the fullest

  3. Sheetal June 4, 2015 Reply

    It’s a beautiful article .i identified a lot with it .this was written from the heart .these thoughts touched my heart .

  4. Danielle June 4, 2015 Reply

    Thank you for being in my life *:}

  5. Oladunni Akinyemi June 5, 2015 Reply

    This is nothing but the truth. We must learn to face reality in order to fulfill our destinies.

  6. Hetal June 6, 2015 Reply

    Good quotes!!

  7. Ikenarh June 21, 2015 Reply

    This is atrue reflection of my life.

  8. nina July 30, 2015 Reply

    good experince i lke it?

  9. Edma Rodriguez March 22, 2016 Reply

    nice quotes.they r beautiful

  10. jeremy kreps October 21, 2016 Reply

    I love it babe.Just be yourself.i liked you when i met you and yea we argue a little but the best parts makin up….love you

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