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Sometimes we think so little of ourselves that we think we have to try every minute of every day to improve ourselves and to become something or someone ELSE. We can never do that because we are who and what God made us. Of course we can IMPROVE ourselves by trying to get rid of faults in our character but we will always be basically who and what we are. And that's a good thing. As I always like to remind myself, WHO AND WHAT WE ARE IS GOD'S VERY PERSONAL GIFT TO US. WHAT WE DO WITH THAT GIFT IS OUR GIFT BACK TO HIM.  So I'm going to try to give Him a flower and not a weed. The best advice I can give is Don't try to keep people from noticing your own faults by throwing light on the faults of others. Just be the best person you know how to be and that will be enough for God. Talk to God every day and tell HIM you secrets not your neighbor. Be kind be honest and be trustworthy. The rest will fall into place. If someone doesn't think well of you don't try to prove them wrong just stay away from that person. Your friends don't need explanations . Your enemies won't believe anything you have to say anyway. 

 

 

Be satisfied with who you are.
Improve on what you can,
But never think you have to be,
Just like some other man;

For no one's perfect, no not one.
Everyone has faults,
Skeletons they try to keep,
Hidden in mental vaults.

Though they will point out other's faults,
And bring them to the light,
For all to hear and all to see,
Their own they hide in fright;

In abject fear that they'll be known,
For shameful words and deeds,
That they regret so they deflect,
Attention to your misdeeds.

Be the best YOU you can be,
Don't emulate another.
You are YOU and that's enough,
You cannot be your brother.

Don't try to be like other men.
To thine own self be true;
For nowhere else in all the world,
Is there another YOU.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 5/4/2019 2:07:00 AM
You send a powerful message with this write Judy - God made each of us a unique individual - meaning that is what he wants us to be - ourselves only. Hugs, Jennifer.
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/5/2019 5:51:00 PM
Thank you so much Jennifer. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/2/2019 7:21:00 AM
The essence of your poem shines throughout, but especially in these lines:Don't try to be like other men. To thine own self be true; For nowhere else in all the world, Is there another YOU. You wrote a special poem Judy..the truth we all know but tend to forget.
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/2/2019 10:32:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/2/2019 3:08:00 AM
Great thoughts, Judy. No one is perfect in this world. You give great advice.
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/2/2019 4:15:00 AM
Thank you so much Victor. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/1/2019 6:27:00 PM
Hello This is good advice for everyone. have a nice evening my friend.Judy Ball, your poem makes a good point.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/2/2019 12:16:00 PM
God Bless you as well, my friend.
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/1/2019 8:07:00 PM
Thank you so much my new friend. Much appreciated. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/1/2019 5:03:00 PM
Hi Judy: You have expelled such divine wisdom on a subject we all go through as we hopefully evolve.God is only in your presence so don't sweat the small stuff. We always remember the past but as we age , we can exude your wisdom to others. Italian hugs xxx. Beautiful poem Ralph.
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/1/2019 5:57:00 PM
Hugging back my friend. God Bless, JB