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Everyone else

In my last two posts, I shared two quotes about being yourself. This has always been my favorite quote about being yourself. It’s from Oscar Wilde. “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” –Joy

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Keep being yourself

In my last post, I mentioned the Emerson quote about being yourself. This is another quote that I like—a lot. “You change the world by being yourself,” Yoko Ono once said. –Joy

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Be yourself!

I have lots of favorite quotes, but this is one of my most favorite. And, I heard it repeated recently while I was watching a video at my Monday night class. Emerson once said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Joy

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Being normal?

“My darling girl,” says Aunt Frances in Practical Magic, “when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.” I found this quote in the gift shop at the Albuquerque Museum. –Joy

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What makes me, me

Sometimes I still want to be like everyone else!? I need to remember this good advice from Piglet: “The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.” –Joy

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The artist Frida Kahlo is credited with this quote: “Not fragile like a flower Fragile like a bomb” I recently saw a Frida Kahlo exhibit in Tulsa, Oklahoma. –Joy

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Strong and compassionate

We can be strong and gentle—at the same time. “We need women who are so strong they can be gentle—so fierce they can be compassionate,” Kavita Ramdas, former head of the Global Fund for Women, once said.

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A Black woman on the Supreme Court

Of course, it’s time for a Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. As President Joe Biden said, “For too long, our government, our courts, haven’t looked like America. I believe it’s time that we have a court that reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation with a nominee of extraordinary qualifications, […]

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Do your best

I am not perfect. I keep reminding myself that I don’t have to be perfect. I don’t have to say exactly the right thing every time. It’s okay if my house is not perfect, if I don’t look perfect, if I haven’t accomplished everything I want to accomplish. All I can do is do my […]

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What you do

What did you do yesterday? What are you doing today? What do you plan to do tomorrow? “What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe,” author and activist bella hooks once said.

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