TO BE NOBODY BUT YOURSELF
IN A WORLD WHICH IS DOING ITS BEST,
NIGHT AND DAY,
TO MAKE YOU EVERYBODY BUT YOURSELF -
MEANS TO FIGHT THE HARDEST BATTLE
WHICH ANY HUMAN BEING CAN FIGHT -
AND NEVER STOP FIGHTING.
(e e cummings)
No more wanting or needing others' approval. No more caring what others think or say about us. No more berating ourselves for not being "enough" for someone else, for not living up to someone else's standards or expectations. No more cringing when we say "no" - "No, I can't do that" or "No, that won't work for me" or "No, it's not okay." No more thinking that being a good person equals doing what other people want us to do.
May 2015 be the year we fight the good fight, and keep on fighting, all on behalf of our true, best selves.