~~Be proud of who you are, not ashamed of how someone else sees you.~~ livelifehappy.com
It's ok to be you....whomever you are. Happy? Ok. Depressed? Ok. Shy? Lack confidence? Grumpy? Sour? Joyful? Silly? Anxious?
Just be who you are, please. And feel what you feel. And don't apologize for it. Because we ALL have been there at sometime...somewhere in our life. We don't want to see you smiling if your heart is breaking. We don't want you being Mary Sunshine if you feel more like The Grinch.
Sometimes I think social media puts expectations on us that we just go along with...but sometimes I think we gravitate towards the perky and happy and confident and strong. And you know what? All those things are ok, too. Those who are happy should no more temper themselves than those who are broken. Those who are confident should no more shrink than those who are nervous should hide it.
I assumed that we are all honest here about who we are and what we are feeling. Maybe I was wrong. It hurts my heart to think that just because I'm in a good place in my life that someone would hide their 'not in a good place' from me. Don't you know that I just like you as you are???? Don't you know that whatever you are feeling, I'm interested in hearing??? Don't you know that it's ok to not be ok or to be fabulous or to not know how you're feeling at all???
And let me add that smoking or not smoking, you deserve to be here. You deserve to be heard. You deserve to be supported. And we do, I believe. I think we are stupendous at supporting!! I think we are immensely understanding and tremendously patient and most of all.….we get it. We do. Because life isn't always rainbows and glitter. Life isn't always smooth and calm. And we tend to make our share of mistakes. We blooper. We respond wrong. We err.
We are all human. Be who you are and never hesitate to share the real you. No shame. No embarrassment. No fear. We're here for you. Regardless of where you are in your quit or what you're going through, we are here.