“Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide…To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be yourself!  Do not try to be like anyone else. Do not waste your time trying to be something you are not.  Trying to be something other than who you are creates an inner discord that is harmful to yourself.  The tension you feel gets communicated to those around you, no matter how hard you try to pretend.

You are a priceless gift to the world!  Your unique qualities and talents are your special gifts.  You are free to express yourself in the ways you choose; ways that bring more love, joy, light, and hope to you, and to the world.

Reflection:  How are you trying to fit in?  Where are you trying to be something you’re not?

Affirmation:  I am wholly and completely myself. I like who I am. I am a gift to the world!