While talking with a friend, the topic of blogging and the need to be true to who you are came up.
It was mentioned that putting ourselves out there, through blogging or posting comments and thoughts on Facebook, can be quite scary because of the comments others make…some can even be quite hurtful.
The desire to be real – to remove the masks that we wear and let our true selves show – is overwhelming at times.
Everyone I know wants to be liked and appreciated for who they are, not for who others think they are.
It’s hard to be vulnerable when we’re afraid of being hurt or rejected just for being ourselves and for sharing where we are in life and what we think about it.
Here’s a bit of Dr. Seuss wisdom for all my blogger/Facebook friends out there.
A person’s a person, no matter how small.
Little, small minded people can make big comments. Give them the grace to be themselves and remember…a person’s a person no matter how small.
We all deserve respect and want to be taken seriously. And, while we do need to respect everyone (a person’s a person) we don’t have to take everyone seriously or their comments to heart.
You know who you are. And, God does, too. Forget what others think and say. Lean into and live fully into who you were created to be.
And, when comments come (and they will) just remember…a person’s a person, no matter how small.