Wednesday, September 4

Casting Pearls

I think we all need to acknowledge our pearls. Those things we hold dear to our heart, the ideas we have that don’t gel with mainstream thinking, and the things that others might call you “weird” over.

I’ve had a few friends that I’ve found very easy to communicate with, and through conversation, they have referred to themselves as “weird”. Weird?

Why should individuality, that isn’t even so unique make people see themselves as weird?
Society is why. So much of what we are taught in school, what we see in the movies, in commercials, get told in church; all keep us feeling that individuality and thinking for yourself -is unacceptable. It sets you apart form others. It makes you “weird”.

Total Crap, Bull Honkey, Rubbish, Lies!

For some people, they listen to this put down, their self esteem lessens because of it, and they feel they don’t belong or fit in, that they are “different” because of not being just like everybody else.

When you encounter people like this, you should literally or metaphorically say “shhhhhhh, I’m not going to hear you.” Don't let it in.

I want to shout from the rooftops: Different and Weird mean you are Beautiful. You have a mind many of us want to know, want to enjoy, and don’t allow yourself to hear negative comments and labels.

Instead realize you have Pearls! Your uniqueness-es are your pearls, don’t cast them to be seen by just anyone, because there are Swine out there… Keep them close, choose carefully, and know that people who want you to be just like them are NOT the people you should be listening to.

People who accept we are all different, that we all get to live our own lives, they are the ones to associate with.

If anyone tries to push you, whether it be with their views, or with their put-downs, walk away, don’t show your pearls, and silence their words in your mind with “shhhhh”.

Be YOU… love you… enjoy you, and don’t need anyone to agree with you.
You’re beautiful, and so are your pearls.

3 comments:

  1. LOVE!! (and couldn't agree more). In a different vein of this - I've always been perceived as 'weird' because I don't drink. In my late teens, my 20's, 30's and now that I am in my early 40's people still think it's weird. I used to find it quite strange that they would have a problem that I DIDN'T drink. I found myself having to explain why, which I used to sum up in two sentences, "I don't like the taste. Why would I drink something I don't like the tasted of just to 'fit' in". Usually left the other person with their mouths open. LOL. Just because I didn't try and keep up with the peer pressure when I was younger and go and drink in the fields till it made me throw up, coz' that would have made me look WAYYYY cooler. Right? Wrong. One of the pearls that my Father taught me is be my own person. Don't be a sheep and follow the flock. Stand out. Be myself. I often reveal my pearls as a result of that advice. "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind". - Dr. Suess

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    1. Thank you for sharing this Ali!!!!
      I appreciate your pearls... since I'm not swine. ;)

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