“Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You may not realize it, but it’s party time.

We’re celebrating YOU. That’s right. You.

Because there’s only one you.

Of all the people, ever, no one’s ever been you and no one will ever be you, so celebrate you and strive to be the best of who you are.

Whoever you are.

Paint your paintings. Sing your songs. Listen and revel in your own voice and dance to the rhythms flowing from your own instruments in this orchestra we call life.

Be the best of who you are. You don’t have to be perfect. Just be the best “you” you can be. Don’t pretend to be who or what you’re not. No one likes a phony. Be Authentic. The true you.

Can you imagine a giraffe trying to imitate an owl? How about a dog trying to be an elephant?

Of course not.

The tall giraffe, the wise owl, the loyal dog and thoughtful elephant, all are exactly what they are.

And so are you. You’re awesome. You’re unique, the rarest of rare, the only one of you ever, anywhere.

So celebrate and just be you… the “you” your heart and compass are calling you to be.

Just. Be. You.

Just BE.

Thank you for reading and sharing. To read more of Susan Foxley’s great blogs find her book, “Mixed Up to Fixed Up” on Amazon to gain access of more than a decade of insights and wisdom discovered when Susan was going through her own personal dark night of the soul. Namaste.