Friday, August 22, 2008

Be Yourself


You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else's life.

Every day you make some progress and every day you make a few mistakes. Through it all, your wisdom continues to grow and your experience continues to broaden.

Be gentle with yourself. Accept who you are, where you have been, and what you have to work with, for in this moment you can make positive use of it all.

Reach in and touch the purpose that makes you feel most alive. The world around you is filled with places where that purpose can do great things.

It is never too late to offer your unique and genuine gifts to life. Now is the time to do great things, even in the smallest of ways.

Choose to fully and graciously live life as it comes. The richest rewards by far are the ones to which you most sincerely give of yourself.

-- Ralph Marston

4 comments:

goatman said...

This is a beautiful photo: intent in action.And the Marston words are worth the reminder.
You have a neat blog

Anonymous said...

Like the blog - as goatman reference intent in action is true. you should check out www.intent.com - seems like a site you would really like.

goatman said...

Hi again. I keep coming back to see your wonderful photo in black and white.
Do you mind if I take a copy just for my files (not to sell or anything)? Did you take the photo?

dintoons said...

thanks so much soul&body, am just trying to do that... not be perfect but simply be real, live simple, one day at a time... and do (and draw!) what comes naturally, rather than trying to be someone else...

and such a joyful picture this is!!

hugs :)