Monday, April 28, 2014
BE A FIRST-RATE VERSION OF YOURSELF
Saw this in my inbox this morning..... to quote/unquote
“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
I agree! Because as I understand it each and every breathing living person God created on this lovely planet is unique... unique in a special way. There's nobody else like him or her. Because He is the Divine Creator we then are His masterpieces. It's first-rate from head to toes, no matter your race color or creed.
But sometimes we forget that. And instead go frenzy trying to copy someone or somebody we think are 'great' in looks, behavior, fashion or lifestyle. Which, incidentally, is how media, magazines, talk shows, and advertising find their reason for being. Well, as an old wise lady once said..... 'even they have their uses, too' .. I guess.
Meantime, I'll be fine with mine.. meaning in spite of my crooked smile, wrinkles determined to embed themselves permanently, flaws and imperfections, penchant for all things beautiful which may not be the popular criteria for beautiful, happy with good stuff-flaring temper if things don't measure up, diehard preference for colors green blue yellow - quite boring they say, and everything else which has shaped me today off the experiences of a thousand yesterdays both good and bad.
Now why do I bother telling you about that? It's to say that we each are much the same... in our flaws and imperfections and all the good in there, too. In our differences and sameness lie the blueprint of our uniqueness. Nobody else is like us nor are we somebody else's clone.
Be happy with you. You are far more than you think you are. We are each first-rate... originals... and that, my dear friends, is by God's design. God knew what He was doing when He made you! Or her.. or him.. or them. Let's work to keep it that way..... beautifully original!
May God bless you and your loved ones with His grace, peace, and love.