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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Only You are You

I found this on my facebook page today and really liked it, so thought I would share. 


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I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about going out on a limb. Should I do this or should I do that? You know how those self-conversations go. How often in your life have you done what everyone else thought you should do instead of what you wanted to do, even if their options made you feel like your soul was being sucked out of your body. I'm sure they mean well, but they are projecting their own experience onto you, and it may not be the right thing for YOU!!!


After all, only you are you. 


On a side note, I had my two month after surgery appointment today. My surgeon was amazed at how far my leg could bend and everything looks great. He said the pain I am continuing to feel will gradually get better. So with this good news, I am going to stand tall and proud, go out on a limb, and follow my muse. 

 

18 comments:

  1. I love this! I wrote it down and posted it on my inspiration wall.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Happy to hear about your knee! And yes...I can relate to what you are saying about doing what others think you should do. One of my biggest mistakes ever. And now...I blaze my own trail!

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  3. Good luck out on that limb! I think I need to find my own limb somewhere!

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  4. Great news indeed!

    As far as the "only you are you" thing... well, it is so often that we mix our wishes with what's expected of us... it takes a lot of thinking and finding your center to get out, doesn't it!

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  5. I really like that. Glad to hear you are impressing the surgeon. I am considering spine surgery and it involves me changing my mind a million times a day. I had my limbs (hands and elbows), I am not so sure about my "trunk"

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  6. I like this. Yesterday I saw this quote by Katherine Hepburn on someone's blog. I forgot whose. "If you always do what interests you, then at least one person is pleased." I'm going to remember both of these.
    Congratulations on the progress of your knee!

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  7. I'm so happy that the doctor is pleased and you are healing well! I sure hope the pain is gone soon though. I spent my whole life doing what others' expected and needed until just a few years ago. I changed pretty much everything about my life and I listen to my heart much more now. And I spend time with people who support and encourage me. It's not easy but I know you'll figure out what you need to do my friend! I have faith in you. Sweet hugs!

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  8. I love the quote that Barb wrote by K. Hepburn! I wrote it in my journal!

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  9. Laura, I hope you get better soon. Your little tree poster is cute. Smiles, Susie

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  10. Boy, did you hit the nail on the head with this one! Somebody once even went so far as to tell me that I didn't fit the mold. I don't want to fit a mold! I realized a while back that when I grow up, I want to be ME! I'm working on it daily =:)
    Hugs, Leena

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  11. Glad you got good news from the doctor! Follow your muse, I listened to people for more years than I care to remember who always were telling me what I couldn't do or what wouldn't work. I now know that I'm the best person to make those decisions! No one knows me as well as ME!! :)

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  12. Wonderful news from the Dr! I love that quote!!

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  13. Glad to hear good news for you!

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  14. Oh- I struggle with this issue often....should I-shouldn't I- can I- could I, etc.

    I am glad that you got such good news from the Dr. That is wonderful - xo Diana

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  15. Nice encouraging words and pat yourself on the back, girl. Great news!

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  16. Considering changing my style, from sloppy tee and shorts to slacks, button down, and a blazer! It just came to me like all my changes do...From within.

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  17. Going to put this on my chalk board right now :) Thanks for sharing:)
    New follower. Francine

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